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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Many people discussed the importance of involving local people in the design of interventions.
|Paul Wehr talks about the importance of "multi-modal," culturally-appropriate interventions.|
|Mediators should not overlook disputants' own approaches to conflict resolution, advises University of Wisconsin researcher Marcia Caton Cambell.|
|Kevin Avruch advocates a conflict resolution strategy that combines endogenous approaches and the insight of third party intervenors.|
|Robert Stains explains the importance of having faith in the people you are working with.|
|Peter Woodrow discusses how to design dispute resolution systems that are culturally appropriate.|
Others don't believe this is necessary or even always appropriate:
|Larry Susskind talks about how to institute the American model of consensus building in a variety of cultural settings.|
Case Examples of Grassroots Process Design:
|Andrea Bartoli talks about how the Catholic Church played the role of bridge builder and peacemaker during the years of civil war in Mozambique.|
|Eileen Babbitt describes an Oxfam project in Rwanda that aimed to scale-up interpersonal and local transformation to bring about societal transformation.|
|Ron Fisher describes the frustrations of peacebuilding in Cyprus over the last 15 years.|