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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The audio clips below describe facilitators working in interfaith dialogues, problem solving workshops, and narrative workshops.
|Mohammed Abu-Nimer asks what qualities are necessary for interfaith dialogue facilitators|
|Herb Kelman talks about the preparation and commitment needed to facilitate problem solving workshops.|
|Laura Chasin recommends that the first phases of dialogue proceed in a highly structured fashion.|
|Eileen Babbitt describes the work of Yona Shamir and the Center for Negotiation and Mediation in Israel. Shamir has worked to fight the pessimism that set in as the Palestinian-Israeli peace process unraveled in the late 1990s.|
|Eileen Babbitt discusses an application of what is called a "to reflect and trust" (TRT) process amongst Arab Israelis and Jews that aims to train facilitators. From there, the goal is to develop consensus building and problem solving skills.|
|Nancy Ferrell says one job of a facilitator is to model good process so the clients eventually can handle things themselves.|
|Mediator, Silke Hansen, says mediators and facilitators play many different roles in a case as it unfolds.|