Many of us think that democracy is under threat in the United States. In this week's post, I discuss how and why people reach such a conclusion, if it warranted, and, especially, what we can do about it.
Having Fun While Building Peace I’m told that I’m pretty funny,This is the first time I've used footnotes in a blog post. It's fitting that the post is about humor. I’m not the best judge of that. No one can assess how funny he or she is. But years of course evaluation comments and smiles in face-to-face meetings suggest that my reputation is at least somewhat deserved. Oddly enough, however, I hadn’t thought seriously about the role humor could play in peacebuilding until I read Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas’ wonderful new book which is seriously entitled Humor, Seriously which I’ve reviewed elsewhere. Although their book focuses on what humor can do in business management, [...]
In this week's post, I use publication of Amanda Ripley's new book, High Conflict, to discuss how her work has changed the way I do my own work.
I will be writing a book on social change called Connecting the Dots. Here is my reasoning fo rch