2nd, 3rd, 4th… Order Problems
Cynicism, reinventing the wheel, information friction and overload are among the problems that need to be tackled.
Massively Parallel Peacebuilding: “Things You Can Do” Actions
Here's a start of a list of things you can do to be a part of MPP.
Why MPP Isn't Such a Crazy Idea
The civil rights movement, & the environmental movement are both successful "massively parallel" precedents to MPP.
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.
Channels of Communication
When channels of communication between hostile actors close, risks of destructive conflict raise substantially.
Even if the misunderstandings do not cause conflict, they can escalate it rapidly once it starts.
We take it for granted, but so much can go wrong with our communication. In conflict, care is essential!
Cognitive dissonance can escalate or de-escalate conflict depending on how it is used.
Victimhood has a dual nature—people can be both ashamed and proud of their victim status at the same time.
Delegitimization drives escalation and violence—but how is it reversed?