Many other people are doing important and interesting things 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.
We also hope that BI and MBI participants will contribute to our discussions both on the Conflict Frontiers Seminar and on the What You Can Do To Help Limit Destructive Conflict Blog. In addition, we invite suggestions for new posts to any of the seminars and blogs. Make suggestions on our contact form.
Crowdsourcing Expert Capacity in Congress Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation, Georgetown University
This project, undertaken by Lorelei Kelly, is using a "massively parallel" approach (our term) for addressing the the bad lack of knowledge which stymies good decision making at the Federal Level.
Peter Coleman: Conflict Intelligence and Systemic Wisdom
Peter Coleman asserts that conflict intelligance and systemic wisdom are two "meta-competencies" that will allow people at all levels to resolve conflicts effectively.
New Book: Governance for Peace
A new book examining how good governance (including both government and civil society) can contribute to peace and prosperity.
The State of American Democracy: A National Conversation
Chip Hauss reports on his participation in this first of five working conferences focused on what can be done to fix American democracy so we can better address today's most difficult problems.
Louis Kriesberg's Latest Editorial on Israel/Palestine and Trump
In an editorial published in The Hill, Kriesberg decries Trump's one-sided Israel/Palestinian policies and recommends responses to it.
Please fill out one of our Colleague Activities Forms to submit something for inclusion in this Blog.
All submissions are subject to approval. We ask only that participants follow a few simple and common sense ground rules:
- The post 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.
Bottom line--we are trying to avoid inflammatory posts, although we realize that there are likely to be significant differences of opinion regarding what is "constructive" or not. That's something we hope to talk about--here and in our Conflict Frontiers Seminar Discussions.