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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|Louis Kriesberg observes that blaming the other side is common, but believes it actually disempowers the blamer.|
|Sarah Cobb discusses the ways in which people typically frame their stories about conflict.|
|Wallace Warfield discusses the role of the mediator and says sometimes the mediator's role is simply to help people find ways of being good to each other.|
|S.Y. Bowland on cultural stereotypes.|
|Mark Gerzon talks about the divisive stereotypes that contribute to poor inter-party relationships in the House of Representatives.|
|Mohammed Abu-Nimer, a Palestinian peacebuilder, 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.|
|Mohammed Abu-Nimer, a Palestinian peacebuilder, challenges the stereotype that Islam is a violent religion.|
|Ron Fisher, of American University, talks about the need to rebuild relationships in Cyprus to bring about reconciliation.|
|Silke Hansen discusses the importance of looking past racial overtones, and focusing on the real issues of a particular conflict.|
|Nancy Ferrell explains how you need to overtly change erroneous perceptions and work hard to figure out what those perceptions are.|