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.
|Elise Boulding talks about interacting with "others."|
|Pamela Aall, of the U.S. Institute of Peace, observes that even educators in conflict zones seem to have (or at least teach) a very simplistic and biased view of the conflict they are involved in.|
|Maria Volpe discusses how negative images of "the other" can present long-standing obstacles to conflict resolution, making conflicts intractable.|
|Morton Deutsch explains how both sides must realize that they are contributing to a conflict's intractability too--it isn't just "the other."|
|Mark Gerzon talks about the divisive stereotypes that contribute to poor inter-party relationships in the House of Representatives.|
|Nancy Ferrell explains how you need to overtly change erroneous perceptions and work hard to figure out what those perceptions are.|