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The second part of the Conflict Frontiers Seminar series explains a new, complexity-oriented strategy for limiting destructive conflict and addressing complex challenges such as those posed by the rise of Authoritarian Populism.
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Among First Parties
|Steve Power describes community development work as a way to build relationships among multinationals and developing communities.|
|Robert Stains recommends holding a social event before the formal commencement of a dialogue group.|
|Mohammed Abu-Nimer sees interfaith dialogue as a sure way to break down stereotypes, establish relationships, and humanize "the other" in intractable conflicts between people of differing faiths.|
|Elise Boulding discusses networking and listening.|
|Tamra d'Estrée explains how relationship building processes work in different ways, some focusing on past injuries, other on more constructive future relationships.|
|Wallace Warfield discusses the role of the mediator and says sometimes the mediator's role is simply to help people find ways of being good to each other.|
|Mark Chupp talks about how to extend the benefits of the appreciative inquiry process beyond the immediate participants.|
|Silke Hansen explains that as trust is built between parties, their language and demands become more civil and flexible.|
Among Third Parties
|Elise Boulding talks about the importance of networking for success.|
|S.Y. Bowland describes the importance of establishing relationships with other mediators of color.|
|Robert Stains talks about the personal skills that dialogue practitioners need.|
|Nancy Ferrell explains how empathy is necessary for successful relationships and successful mediation.|
In Specific Cases
|Indira Kajosevic talks about RACOON's work with trauma victims from the Balkans.|
|Ray Shonholtz describes the San Francisco Community Mediation Boards as conciliation processes.|
|Laura Chasin describes a high-profile dialogue on abortion that taught both the parties and the facilitators a lot.|
|Louise Diamond talks about a transformative inter-ethnic dialogue that took place in Bosnia.|
|Carolyn Stephenson talks about people on Cyprus who have NO contact with people on the other side.|
|Peter Coleman describes an abortion dialogue in which the parties came to respect each other and protect one another, but they were still very polarized on the abortion issue.|
|Mari Fitzduff describes the unique peaceamking role of women in Ireland.|
|Eileen Babbitt describes the importance of activities and projects promoting working together as a means to rebuild relationships after conflict in Bosnia.|
|Eileen Babbitt describes a project that brought together Tutsi and Hutu women in Rwanda.|
|Pamela Aall describes how the U.S. Institute of Peace helps educators in conflict zones teach about conflict and peace.|