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 especially promising project that helps those involved in scientific debates work through their differences in a spirit of collaborative learning. #mbi_colleague
Getting un-likeminded people talking again because that’s how, together, we’ll create the most effective solutions to the challenges our communities face. #mbi_colleague
These dinners consist of respectful conversation, guided activities, and delicious food shared among 6-10 guests who have differing political viewpoints. #mbi_colleague
Aiming to overcome political polarization and rebuild American civic culture through everyday opportunities to learn and engage with each other and policymakers. #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.