Meeting the Adaptation Challenge
Speeding society's ability to rapidly adapt to changing conditions should be a key goal of the conflict field.
The Really Big Picture Ecodynamics & Planetary Evolution
An exploration of how understanding ecodynamics and evolution can help us deal with complex conflict.
Simple models won't work! We must develop conflict intervention models for higher-level complex systems.
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.
Evelin Lindner calls humiliation the "atom bomb of emotions" because it does such profound damage to relationships.
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.
If power were one-dimensional, we could agree who has more and who has less. But we are often surprised at how power struggles come out.
Social status is intrinsically linked with ideas of power, humiliation, dignity and hierarchy--all of which drive conflict.
Moral or Value Conflicts
Moral and value conflicts often become intractable, as neither side is willing to compromise their deeply-held beliefs.
Frames, Framing and Reframing
Frames determine what we believe is true. When we frame things differently, conflict resolution is a challenge!