The second part of the Frontiers Seminar series explains a new, complexity-oriented strategy for better addressing tough conflict challenges such as those
posed by the left/right divide and the rise of Authoritarian Populism.
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|Benefits of Conflict|
|Louis Kriesberg talks about the development of the field and his work in it, focusing for one, on the understanding that conflicts can have benefits as well as costs.|
|Paul Wehr suggests that a central goal of the conflict resolution movement is to make conflict harmless.|
|Peter Coleman describes how an abortion dialogue in Boston had its genesis in a shooting.|
|The third side can help prevent violence, but it does not resolve the conflict, cautions William Ury. Rather it provides a "container" in which the "lead of destructive conflict" is turned into the "gold of constructive confrontation."|