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.
Conflicts over values, morals, or worldviews can be exceptionally difficult to resolve, as these beliefs are very deeply-rooted and seldom, if ever, ammenable to negotiation. Several respondents talked about the difficulty presented by this kind of conflict, while others talked about constructive ways of approaching such non-negotiable issues.
The Challenge of Deep-Rooted Moral Differences
|Jayne Docherty suggests that resolving conflicts among parties with fundamentally different world views is extremely difficult.|
|Richard Rubenstein suggests that religious identity plays a special role in both the expression of conflict and its resolution.|
|Jayne Docherty suggests in order to deal with extremism one must understand its underlying causes and the mechanisms that support it.|
|Richard Rubenstein talks about common misconceptions associated with terrorism.|
Responding to Deep-Rooted Moral Differences
|Morton Deutsch explains how listening to the other can actually allow people to see that "non-negotiable" differences can actually be resolved in a mutually satisfactory way.|
|To mediate or not to mediate: that is the question, says Marcia Cambell, when approaching worldview or value conflicts.|
|Morton Deutsch, a founding father of the conflict resolution field, discusses how parties can come to negotiate "non-negotiable issues."|