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COVID-19 Office Hours With a Master Conflict Tamer

May 21, 2020
DESCRIPTION: Many of us are averse to conflict, but Columbia University professor Peter Coleman dives in with vigor. For decades his goal has been to extract cooperation, if not agreement, amid complexity and deep intractable divisions. Among his many initiatives and projects, one - the Difficult Conversations Laboratory - stands out in the context of the profound ruptures in American society over how to navigate the health and economic crises accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic he founded. In this Sustain What conversation, some young scholars in sustainability economics, in fostering a “care economy” and other fields will pop in by video link to offer reflections and ask questions. You can too of course!

Columbia program:
ac4.earth.columbia.edu/

Some of Peter Coleman's books:

thewayoutofpolarization.com (forthcoming)

makingconflictwork.com/

fivepercentbook.com