I have been asked to give teach some undergraduate classes on the relationship between conflict resolution and management this week. Since I was planning to include some material along those lines in my textbook, I used the preparation for the classes to think more systematically about the connection here before I have to write the formal chapters. The professor wants me to talk about what conflict resolution has to offer for her students. I’ll do that, but I’m actually more interested in the way business and management inform our work—or perhaps how they should inform it. I’ll do what the professor wants in the classroom, but I’m going to use this blog post to indulge me real interests.
About Chip HaussChip Hauss is Senior Fellow for Innovation and Board Member Emeritus at the Alliance for Peacbuilding.
Building on an op-ed in the Washington Post on loving the enemy, this post explores how that lead to dialogue and peacebuilding.
Like many peacebuilders, I got into this line of work because of my opposition to aspects of American foreign policy. In my student days, it was the war in Vietnam. Since then, I can’t say that there has been a lot I’ve liked about American foreign policy either. However, as I sit back and add (to me) a new concept to the way I think about this or any other policy subject, I find that my conclusions are more nuanced. We have made more progress than many of us are inclined to admit. And as we try to show our critics and our funders that we have made a difference, the Overton Window should be part of that discussion.
This post explores how the peacebuilding community could and should do its part in addressing climate change. Very much outside my field of expertise. So, designed to get people thinking.