In early July, the Constructive Confrontation Initiative will be integrated into into our new effort to better deal with the scale and complexity of intractable conflict--the Massively Parallel Peacebuilding Project.
|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."|