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 webinar held by Beyond Conflict describing what kinds of speech is likely to incite violence, and how such speech can be countered. #mbi_colleague
The webpage to accompany Peter Coleman's new book on escaping toxic polarization #mbi_colleague
Four expert conflict resolvers talk about the difficulties of talking across political divides and what to do about that. #mbi_colleague
Similar to Kennedy's anti-violence work, this article profiles the work of Thomas Abt who created GIVE: Gun Involved Violence Elimination. #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.