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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|Robert Stains recommends holding a social event before the formal commencement of a dialogue group.|
|Sarah Cobb explores circular questions and appreciative inquiry as non-threatening methods to enrich people's narratives.|
|Tamra d'Estrée explains how she finds the personal healing that occurs in some dialogues to be particularly inspiring.|
|Wallace Warfield discusses how much personal information the mediator should share with the disputants.|
|Mohammed Abu-Nimer sees interfaith dialogue as a sure way to break down stereotypes, establish relationships, and humanize "the other" in intractable conflicts between people of differing faiths.|
|This is a short description of the Congressional Retreat designed and facilitated by Mark Gerzon (with lots of assistants!).|
|Mark Gerzon talks about the empathy and humanization that emerged during the Congressional civility retreats.|
|Robert Stains talks about the dialogue groups he facilitated with the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.|
|Mark Gerzon, organizer of the Congressional civility retreats, talks about the dialogue that took place during a retreat for Representatives of the U.S. Congress. He suggests that the recognition of shared pain allowed parties to see one another as real human beings|
|Ron Fisher, of American University, talks about the need to rebuild relationships in Cyprus to bring about reconciliation.|