The second part of the Conflict Frontiers Seminar series explains a new, complexity-oriented strategy for limiting destructive conflict and addressing complex challenges such as those posed by the rise of Authoritarian Populism.
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|William Zartman who coined the term "ripeness," describes what he means.|
|William Zartman gives examples of situations that were "ripe" for intervention.|
|William Steubner suggests that even after has a conflict has become ripe for negotations, it may be difficult to "sell" to conflict profiteers.|
|Roy Lewicki considers whether facilitators should pursue resolution when the situation is not "ripe."|
|Richard Rubenstein talks about the role of external actors in helping parties to get out of a hurting stalemate.|
|Jannie Botes explains that journalists frequently escalate conflicts. This can be positive or negative, depending on the situation.|
|Mediator Frank Blechman often gets called in when conflicts are "grid-locked."|
|Carolyn Stephenson explains how the "carrot" of EU membership helped push Greeks and Cypriots into negotiations on Cyprus.|
|Andrea Bartoli talks about "ripeness" in relationship to the resolution of the civil war in Mozambique.|
|Elise Boulding on getting in the disputants' frame of mind.|
|Leo Cardenas explains how strong emotions are important to get people interested in working on a problem.|
|Nancy Ferrell explains how empathy is necessary for successful relationships and successful mediation.|
|Nancy Ferrell explain why it is so important that each side sees the legitimacy, at least, of the others' interests.|