Living with Uncertainty in the COVID-19 Era
An overview of common mistakes that people make when trying to deal with uncertain situations like COVID-19 (and strategies for avoiding them).
Massively Parallel Peacebuilding Paper
MPP offers a strategy for combining our collective knowledge and skills into a large-scale effort to promote more constructive approaches to conflict.
Business As Usual-4: Power and the Power Strategy Mix
What is power? The ability to get things done? The ability to push other people around? Which is right? (Actually, they both are.)
The non-credit MOOS seminars merge the free and widely-accessible reach of massive open online courses with a seminar's exploration of frontier-of-the-field issues.
- Invitation / Quick Introduction
- What's New
- MOOS Authors | Project History
- Detailed Program Description
- Introductory Video | Using the MOOS Video
The content and organizational structure of MOOS Seminars and Blogs is designed to meet the needs of five principal audiences: Citizens, Activists, Students and Educators, Practitioners, and Conflict Experts.
- Core Content Blog:
- All Content Blog: (Core Content plus Additional Resources and Colleague Activities):
Additional details on how the various ways to access MOOS content can be found on our Access Page.
Posts are organized in the following annotated syllabi and blogs:
- Conflict Frontiers Seminar - a sustained inquiry into ways of advancing the conflict field,
- Fundamentals Seminars - quick summaries of the field's big and proven ideas,
- Additional Resources - links to informative intractable conflict-related news stories,
- Colleague Activities - highlighting the contributions of our colleagues, and
- Brown Bag Seminars - short, free-standing explorations of intriguing topics:
- Quick Introduction to the Knowledge Base
- The Beyond Intractability Approach
- BI Quick Start Video
- BI/CRInfo Integration
- Essays - "encyclopedia-type" essays on conflict problems and solutions
- Case Studies
- Peacebuilder Profiles
- Personal Reflections
- User Guides
- Interview Segments (by topic)
- Book Summaries
- Article Summaries
- Core MOOS Posts
- Additional Resources Blog Posts
- CRInfo Core Knowledge Overviews
- Affiliate Projects
Suggested posts for those who would like a quick look at Knowledge Base content.
- Culture and Conflict --
- The Three R’s: Religion, Relationships, and Reconciliation: A Case Study of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in America --
- Reclaiming Space in Charlottesville, VA: A Black Feminist Endeavor – Case Study --
- Identity Issues --
- Cross-Cultural Communication --
- Delegitimization --
- The Scale-Up Problem --
Face is the opposite of shame and saving face--one's own and others'--is critical for conflict resolution.
The opposite of humiliation, respect is almost a magic pill helping to jump start conflict transformation.
Oppression and Conflict: Introduction
This intro to a 6-essay series focuses on the causes and impacts of oppression and how it can be overcome.
Conflicts and Disputes
Distinguishing between conflicts and disputes is essential for successful engagement in each.
Complex Adaptive Systems
Successfully working with complex system requires us to challenge many of our assumptions and understand the limits of rational planning.
Channels of Communication
When channels of communication between hostile actors close, risks of destructive conflict raise substantially.