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.
An article in Newsweek, featuring our friend and colleague Peter Coleman. #mbi_colleague
A categorized list, compiled by Columbia University scholars, of governmental and nongovernmental organizations in media, arts, technology, and education working in the U.S. to bridge our many divides. #mbi_colleague
What does civil war history tell us about our partisan divides of today? Historian David Blight says we have a lot to learn from looking at the past. #mbi_colleague
A tip from MoC's "Pledge to Listen" series, together with a link to their highly useful "Listening Guide" #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.