MBI Newsletter

Newsletter # 24 --  Dec. 5, 2018

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Introduction to this Newsletter

As we mentioned in the last newsletter, we have now started adding new Frontiers material again, and have decided to restructure the Conflict Frontiers Seminar to turn it into a seminar series, making the earlier "units" into their own (more manageably sized) seminars that now include, in addition to the original Conflict Frontiers posts, related material from our other seminars (e.g., the Conflict Fundamentals Seminars, The BI-in-Context Blog, and the Things You Can Do to Help Blog.

We are hoping that some of our academic readers will consider using one or more of these shorter seminars in their own courses.  If you want to do that, we'd appreciate it, however, if you ask your students to make a small contribution to BI to help us keep the site up and running.  Information about "Using BI as a Textbook" and suggested donations for various levels of use can be found at: https://www.beyondintractability.org/educationtraining/textbook-programs

Our last newsletter contained the Conflict Frontiers posts for our new Seminar 7: Application Example: Applying MPP to the Authoritarian Populism Problem. The full seminar also contains related Conflict Fundamentals posts (which were not included in the newsletter) and BI-in-Context posts, some of which were included in the last newsletter, but some older ones also which were not.

This newsletter continues with our new Seminar 8 -- MPP-based Strategies for Addressing the Authoritarian Populism Problem.  The difference between Seminar 7 and Seminar 8 is that 7 lays out the nature of the problem, while 8 begins to look at ways of addressing the problem more constructively than we have been in the past. This Seminar contains ten Conflict Frontiers Posts, ten Things YOU Can Do to Help posts, twelve Conflict Fundamentals and Knowledge Base Posts, and (as of now) two BI-in-Context Posts, although we will be adding more of those soon.

In this newsletter, we will include the Conflict Frontiers Posts that are being released on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN this week. Our next news letter will contain the rest of the Frontiers posts and the Things YOU Can Do posts, which will be coming out over the next couple of weeks. If you want to take a sneak peek though, all of these materials are available now on the Seminar 8 page

Conflict Frontiers Seminar

Beyond Intractability in Context Blog

  • An insightful international comparison of the allure of authoritarianism and the multifaceted problems facing democracy. --The Weaknesses in Liberal Democracy That May Be Pulling It Apart -- 11/19/2018
  • An in-depth look at what it is going to take to save capitalism (and make it worth saving). -- CAN AMERICAN CAPITALISM SURVIVE? -- 11/18/2018
  • A worrying, but not surprising, development (given partisan hostility & ubiquitous firearms), a new left-wing gun culture. --Rise of the Armed Left -- 11/18/2018
  • A look at some of the worst aspects of academia--things that are all too common and clearly worth fixing. -- Academia Is A Cult -- 11/17/2018
  • Lest we forget, a history of the great recession and the decade of financial turmoil that has shaped today's conflicts. -- The Crash That Failed -- 11/17/2018

BI Newsletters - General Announcements

Every two weeks or so, we will compile posts from the Frontiers Seminar, the Fundamentals Seminar, the Things Everyone Can Do to Help Blog, and the Beyond Intractability in Context Blog into a Newsletter that will be posted here and sent out by email to subscribers. You can sign up to receive your copy on our Newsletter Sign Up Page and find the latest newsletter as well as all past newsletters here on our Newsletter page.

Also available are past newsletters: 9#10, #11, #12 , #13, #14, #15, #16, #17 , #18,  #19 , #20, #21, #22, #23 and the 2017 Newsletter Archive.

*We note that we failed to post Newsletter 20-22 online here--this site, until yesterday was stuck on Newsletter 19.  We apologize for that.  All the interim newsletters, except 23, were sent out, however, and are linked above, as is the newly created Newsletter #23, that just contains BI-in-Context posts that exceeded the space limits on the emailed newsletters.)

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