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Newsletters are listed and linked here in reverse chronological order, meaning most recent first. 

2023 Newsletters

 

  • Newsletter 80 - February 7, 2023 - Carol Pauli's "The 'End' of Neutrality: Tumultuous Times Require a Deeper Value"
  • Newsletter 79 - February 5, 2023 - Colleague and Context Posts for the Week of February 5
  • Newsletter 78 - February 2, 2023 - Constructive Confrontation: Applying Conflict Insights from a 1st Party (Not 3rd Party) Perspective
  • Newsletter 77 - January 31, 2023 - Could Massively Parallel Processes Make Hyper-Polarization Worse?
  • Newsletter 76 - January 29, 2023 - Colleague and Context Posts for the Week of January 29
  • Newsletter 75 - January 27, 2023 - Revisiting the Gun Violence Issue and America's Declining Trust and Increasing Sense of Threat
  • Newsletter 74 - January 25, 2023 - Massively Parallel Peacebuilding vs. Massively Parallel Partisanship
  • Newsletter 73 - January 22, 2023 - Colleague and Context Posts for the Week of January 22
  • Newsletter 72 - January 20, 2023 - The Google Maps and Adopt-a-Highway Approach to Systems
  • Newsletter 71 - January 17, 2021 - From the Discussion: Kristin Hansen and the Civic Health Project's Work on De-polarization in America
  • Newsletter 70 - January 15, 2023 - Colleague and Context Posts for the Week of January 15
  • Newsletter 69 - January 12, 2023 - From the Hyper-Polarization Discussion: Anne Leslie on Embracing Ambiguity
  • Newsletter 68 - January 10, 2023 - Addressing the Skeptics and Moving Forward
  • Newsletter 67 - January 3, 2023 - Massively Parallel Peacebuilding/Problem Solving

 

 2022 Newsletters

  • Newsletter 66 - Dec. 18, 2022 - Essential Elements + Obstacles = The Things That Need Doing Matrix
  • Newsletter 65 - Dec. 11, 2022 - Obstacles to Implementing the Elements of Successful Democracy 
  • Newsletter 64 - Dec. 5, 2022 - Essential Elements of Successful Democracies - Part 2
  • Newsletter 63 - Nov. 30, 2022 - Essential Elements of Successful Democracies - Part 1
  • Newsletter 62 - Nov. 17, 2022 - The 2022 Election – Did It Make Hyper-Polarization Better or Worse
  • Newsletter 61 - Nov. 9, 2022 - Fighting Hyper-Polarization for Our Children and Grand Children
  • Newsletter 60 - Oct. 31, 2022 - How Do We Get What We Want and Need? Through Polarization or Bridge-building, Reframing, and "Omni-Win" Approaches?
  • Newsletter 59 - Oct. 24, 2022 -  If You Don't Know Where You Are Going, It Is Going to Be Hard to Get There
  • Newsletter 58 - Oct.17, 2022 -  Developing a Vision for a Society in Which We Would All Like to Live
  • Newsletter 57 - Oct. 12, 2022 -  The Crane Brinton Effect — Why Revolutions Fail
  • Newsletter 56 - Oct. 4, 2022 -  Additional Perspectives on Oppression, Justice, Advocacy, Neutrality, and Peacebuilding 
  • Newsletter 55 - Sept 29, 2022 -  On Oppression, Justice, Advocacy, Neutrality, and Peacebuilding -- Part 3
  • Newsletter 54 - Sept 25, 2022 -  On Oppression, Justice, Advocacy, Neutrality, and Peacebuilding -- Part 2
  • Newsletter 53 - Sept. 21, 2022 - On Oppression, Justice, Advocacy, Neutrality, and Peacebuilding -- Part 1
  • Newsletter 52 - Sept. 16, 2022 - Hyper-Polarization Challenges: Scale, Complexity, and Collaboration
  • Newsletter 51 - Sept. 11, 2022 - Strategies for Revitalizing Democracy in the Post 9/11 Era
  • Newsletter 50 - Sept 7, 2022 - How Can We Reduce Hyper-Polarization? Join BI's Discussion to Share Your Ideas and Learn Others!
  • Newsletter 49 - July 2, 2022 - BI Announcements and Highlighting the work of Search for Common Ground
  • Newsletter 48 - March 6. 2022 - The Ukrainian War — What Happens When You Have a War That Both Sides Absolutely, Positively Can't Afford to Lose?
  • Newsletter 47 - Jan. 26, 2022 - Guy Burgess's answer to The Bridge Alliance's inquiry about priorities for reducing the now alarmingly high social divisiveness and alienation threatening our ability to function as a democratic republic

2021 Newsletters

  • Newsletter 46 - Oct. 29, 2021 - Examining the problem of over-simplification of causes and conflicts to simple "us-verusu-them" narratives.
  • Newsletter 45- Sept 15, 2021  - A reflection on what the U.S. has—and hasn't—learned since Vietnam.
  • Newsletter 44- June 15, 2021 - Reconciliation--Badly Needed or a Misguided Goal?
  • Newsletter 43 - June 2, 2021 - "Bad-Faith" Actors Part 2 -- Sources of Vulnerability
  • Newsletter 42 - May 3, 2021 - "Bad-Faith" Actors Part 1
  • Newsletter 41 - March 30, 2021 - Coming Home...To Terror :  The King Soopers Mass Shooting
  • Newsletter 40 - February 16, 2021 - Positive Thinking
  • Newsletter 39 - February 5, 2021 - The Implications of John Paul Lederach's notion of "the meeting place" of peace, justice, truth, and mercy being reconciliation.
  • Newsletter 38 -Jan. 26, 2021 -  Avoiding the Category 5 Socio-political Hurricane

2020 Newsletters

  • Newsletter 37 - Dec. 16, 2020 - So Where Do We Go Now?! (After the 2020 Election in the U.S.)
  • Newsletter 36 - Oct. 30, 2020 - Taking Stock [of the Construcive Conflict Initiative] and Looking Ahead
  • Newsletter 35 - Sept. 22, 2020 - Continuing Our Examination of Escalation and Polarization
  • Newsletter 34 - August 27, 2020 - An Examination of Escalation
  • Newsletter 33 - August 19, 2020 - COVID, Racism, and Conflict -- More Thoughts
  • Newsletter 32 - June 22, 2020 - COVID, Racism, and Conflict:  How Can We Respond Constructively?
  • Newsletter 31 - May 11, 2020 - Conflict and COVID-19 ...Continued
  • Newsletter 30 - April 2, 2020 - Conflict and COVID-19 
  • Newsletter 29  - January 14, 2020 - Update on Beyond Intractability's activities

 


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2018 Newsletters