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Destructive conflict dynamics are the biggest threat to society. They lead to war & make other big problems insoluble.
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The enormous scale and complexity of today's big, society-wide conflicts makes them especially intractable.
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Constructive conflict is society's "learning engine." It enables us to challenge unwise and unjust policies.
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Limiting destructive conflict is a do-it-ourselves problem—if we are not part of the solution, we are part of the problem.

Handling conflict is a learned skill. We can get better if we build off the hard-learned lessons of the past.

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The non-credit MOOS seminars merge the free and widely accessible reach of massive open online courses with a seminar's exploration of frontier the field issues.

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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

MOOS on Social Network Content Streams

The MOOS content can be accessed directly through the specific seminar pages. In addition, as the seminars proceed, MOOS content is posted in two streams on social networks and on the MBI-MOOS page:

Additional details on how the various ways to access MOOS content can be found on our Access Page.

MOOS Seminars

Posts are organized in the following annotated syllabi and blogs:

Contributing to the MOOS

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