Many other people are doing important and interesting work in an effort to move beyond intractability--in theory and in practice, in different locations and on different conflicts. Please share what you are doing here so we can all learn from each other.
Things we are interested in hearing about, for instance, include (but are not limited to)
- Books and articles you have written or are writing that relate to either intractable conflict theory, intervention practice, or both.
- Practice activities you have undertaken or know about that are likely to be of interest to others.
- Constructive advocacy efforts.
- Any other work that relates to our topics here that might be of interest to our visitors.
In the summer of 2019, we started the Constructive Conflict Intiative, and in October, 2019, we are starting the related Constructive Conflict Massive Open Online Seminar (MOOS). We are eagerly collecting comments on both and particularly hope to hear from colleagues who are doing projects related to these efforts, which we will highlight (if you permit) in related seminars and blogs.
A platform for young people to create offline impact on race and other social issues. #mbi_colleague
A promising effort to empower young adults to engage with difference constructively. #mbi_colleague
Based on the insights of the peacebuilding field, John Paul Lederach and Melanie Greenberg offer concrete suggestions for defusing the current crisis. #mbi_colleague
An assessment of the impact of the pandemic on future humanitarian work--and why it will be so badly needed. #mbi_colleague
We ask only that participants follow a few simple and common sense ground rules:
- The suggested submission must address some aspect of the intractable conflict problem in a constructive way.
- Advocacy projects must reflect an honest effort to be as constructive as possible, trying to understand and work with –or at least not further alienate--adversaries wherever possible.
- We understand that there are likely to be significant differences of opinion regarding what is "constructive" or not, and we will err on the side of inclusion. We are simply trying to avoid highly inflammatory posts which are so rampant in social media, and making the conflict problem worse.