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.
|Sanda Kaufman discusses the ways that people in the U.S. frame the situation in Iraq.|
|Sanda Kaufman recommends that intervenors be aware of the ways in which cultural frames affect their interpretations and assessments of conflict situations.|
|Frank Dukes suggests that not all issues pertaining to the environment are framed as environmental concerns.|
|Sanda Kaufman discusses how parties are likely to frame information in a way that favors their own interests or concerns.|
|Sanda Kaufman professor of planning and public administration at the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University, advises intervenors against treating a conflict as symmetrical in the name of fairness or impartiality. Besides being inaccurate, this may lead to conflict strategies that do not correspond to the reality of a given situation. She uses the conflict in the Middle East to illustrate this point.|