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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|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.|