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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|Mediator Bob Ensley noted that some people twist facts to their benefit for the press, which, if it publishes them, victimizes the other side.|
|Nancy Ferrell describes CRS rumor control teams.|
|ICRS Mediator Stephen Thom describes how some parties can help the mediator more than others.|
|MediatorRobert Hughes said that people frequently disputed the other side's "facts," but he explained that it was important that each side understand the other side's "perceptions."|
|ICRS Mediator Stephen Thom describes collecting information about a conflict by becoming a "sponge."|
|Nancy Ferrell discusses her techniques for dealing with very emotionally-charged mediation situations.|
|Mediator Silke Hansen describes how she gained the parties' trust by serving as a one-person rumor control team.|
|Mediator Edward Howden brought in outside experts to help resolve factual disagreements in a water dispute.|
|MediatorRobert Hughes reports that one aspect of an agreement after a police shooting incident was the formation of a fact-finding team.|
|Sometimes people remember facts differently, or don't remember facts at all, CRS Mediator Ernest Jones observed.|
|Mediator Manuel Salinas describes CRS rumor control teams.|