Colleague Activities

We are always looking for people doing interesting, intractable conflict-related projects to feature on our Colleague Activities Blog. See the Blog Homepage for information on how to submit your work.

  • The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Demoracy
    Conversations and research, grounded in facts and evidence, focused on decoupling hardened policy positions from blind partisanship.      #mbi_colleague
  • Bridge Alliance Podcasts
    Two episodes so far highlight how Bridge Alliance members bring diverse communities together. #mbi_colleague
  • Adversarial Collaboration Project
    An especially promising project that helps those involved in scientific debates work through their differences in a spirit of collaborative learning. #mbi_colleague
  • Civil Squared
    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
  • Make America Dinner Again
    These dinners consist of respectful conversation, guided activities, and delicious food shared among 6-10 guests who have differing political viewpoints. #mbi_colleague
  • Civic Genius
    Aiming to overcome political polarization and rebuild American civic culture through everyday opportunities to learn and engage with each other and policymakers. #mbi_colleague
  • Living Room Conversations
    Getting at the heart of what we share in common with one another, these conversations promise respect, understanding, and even friendship in unexpected places! #mbi_colleague
  • Niall Ferguson on why the end of America’s empire won’t be peaceful
    For those trying to understand the implications of declining US power and the end of Pax Americana, a look at the end of British power and the end of Pax Britannica. #mbi_context
  • Justine Lee on Political Polarization
    The Executive Director of Living Room Conversations discusses her background, lessons learned, and tips to minimize the negative effects of political polarization. #mbi_colleague
  • The Dialogue Studio: Episode 2: A Dialogue Experiment and Inner Transformation w/ Nandini Choudhury
    Ikeda Center Youth Committee member explains about her experience participating in a 6-month long dialogue and how it impacted her. #mbi_colleague
  • A Milestone for Indigenous Rights and Reconciliation
    How Canada is addressing injustice, prejudice, violence, and discrimination against its indigenous peoples through legislation. #mbi_colleague
  • Paths Forward for Online Mediation Final Report of the Online Mediation Training Task Force
    A report on a task force examining the advantages, disadvantages, and future of online mediation with recommendations for future ODR practice. #mbi_colleague
  • SharedCode
    SharedCode aims at promoting social cohesion through narratives that can help reflect on the theme of shared values ​​for a shared future.  #mbi_colleague
  • Kanieke’ha:ke social worker Wanda Gabriel on trauma
    A short video discussing intergenerational trauma and its impacts for indiginous peoples. #mbi_colleague
  • Global Peace Index 2021
    The 15th edition of GPI shows that the global level of peacefulness has deteriorated for the 10th time in 13 years. #mbi_colleague
  • The Biosophical Institute
    BI's mission is to cultivate a community and culture of peace encompassing life wisdom and deep relationships through character and peace education. #mbi_colleague
  • Civic Voice and Side Environmental Events
    A digital way for stakeholders and individuals to provide data and evidence to Congress to build local civic input on environmental issues. #mbi_colleague
  • Wise Interventions
    A video explaining the notion of wise interventions and the searchable Wise Intervention database that can be used to design processes that work with people's psychology. #mbi_colleague
  • One Shared World
    A global group of people who believe that the world's most pressing problems are structural and require global cooperation to solve. #mbi_colleague
  • The Gov Lab
    The Gov Lab produces and disseminates governance innovations designed to strengthen government and civil society institutions to work more effectively. #mbi_colleague
  • Game theory 101
    A set of videos and matched textbook explaining game theory and why it matters. #mbi_colleague
  • USIP's Free Online Courses
    12 free courses on conflict and peacebuilding topics offered online by the U.S. Institute of Peace. #mbi_colleague
  • Our goal: to understand the veracity, quality and credibility of online information
    A research community fostering collaborative approaches to understanding the veracity, quality & credibility of online information that is a foundation of civil society. #mbi_colleague
  • Digital Social Innovation to Empower Democracy 
    A TED-talk by the Digital Minister of Taiwan about using AI and tech to promote social innovation and to empower democracy to better represent citizens. #mbi_colleague
  • How to upgrade democracy for the Internet era
    A TED-talk on a mobile platform to bring citizens inside the legislative process, and run candidates who will listen to citizens' hopes and needs. #mbi_colleague