What have I learned from years in the classroom? And as a public policy advocate? And as a peacebuilder? The answer runs counter to almost everything I was taught along the way. It has less to do with the quality of the argument I make and more to do with the relationships I build.
About Chip HaussChip Hauss is Senior Fellow for Innovation and Board Member Emeritus at the Alliance for Peacbuilding.
Hans Rosling's work using data and props from IKEA got me to rethink one of the core concepts in comparative politics which has implications for peacebuilding, too.
Leadership and Disruption I’ve been thinking even more about leadership than I usually do. And I’ve always done it a lot given the fact that I started out as a political scientist. It’s been on the top of mind since the 2016 election, but it has become even more important to me in the last weeks for four new reasons. First, I read Nik Gowing and Chris Langdon’s new book, Think the Unthinkable, whose red cover depicting blindfolded leaders seemingly aimlessly wandering around. Second, my friend Fred Krawchuk has spurred to think about the related field of design thinking. Third, AfP’s CEO, Melanie Greenberg, took a new job and we have to think about the kind of leader [...]
How can we overcome hatred in ourselves as part of overcoming it in our country as a whole?