Which factors increase the risk for armed conflict and war? What circumstances make conflict resolution more likely to be successful? If work for peace is to bear fruit; these questions needs to be answered. Today, the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) releases a new dataset which opens up new possibilities for the study of armed conflict. Using these data, useful findings relating to climate…Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on December 18, 2011 at 9:59am — No Comments
Yet another mediation show is coming. This time on MTV (thanks to Pattie Porter/ @txconflictcoach):
GOT A BEEF WITH YOUR FRIEND OR FOE? NEED VALIDATION… OR MAYBE…Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on December 13, 2011 at 8:42pm — No Comments
Have a look at my latest blog posting at PsychologyToday.com on metaphors. I invite conflict resolution practitioners to check it out from the lens of the work you do. If you are guiding people through conflict and disputes, are you aware of the metaphors you use? Are you aware of the metaphors they use?
Do your metaphors help you in trying to help a situation go from confrontational towards collaboration?
Have you noticed the metaphors used in this post?
Added by Jeff Thompson on December 5, 2011 at 9:41am — No Comments