General Knowledge About Conflict Resolution & Peacebuilding

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Summary of: Nelson, L. L. (2021). Identifying determinants of individual peacefulness: A psychological foundation for peace education. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 27(2), 109–119. Background & Theory: Understanding how personal factors and personality can contribute to individual peacefulness is key to creating larger scale programs that teach people how to lead more peaceful...

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Earlier this year, we wrote a summary of a research paper that studied societies with inherent peace systems and came up with eight actionable keys to a peaceful organization. The paper focused on peace systems through anthropological and historical literature and their correlation with certain identified peace values. While it was often believed that all...

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Conflict in the workplace is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean it should be avoided or prevented where possible. Identifying the vulnerabilities that can increase the odds of conflict impacting your team can be immensely helpful in staying ahead of the circumstances that spark conflict. For those reasons, managers should familiarize themselves with some of the...

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On Thursday, October 22nd, Pollack Peacebuilding Systems (PPS) hosted our first ever Peacebuilding Panel, entitled, “The Psychology of Bias and How it Manifests at Work.” To spark thoughtful dialogue and discussion, we invited four panelists who are experts in their fields. These guests included PPS Founder Jeremy Pollack, PPS Peacebuilder Dr. Gigi Hamilton, World Migration...

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As part of our special series for Conflict Resolution Month this October, this is our fourth article where we have highlighted the following interfaith peacebuilding organizations across the globe: Lebanon: ADYAN Founded in 2006, ADYAN, which means “religions” in Arabic, works to improve religious inclusion and coexistence in Lebanon. They have affected over 50,000 beneficiaries...

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Happy Conflict Resolution Day! As part of our special series for Conflict Resolution Month this October, this is our third article where we have highlighted the following international conflict and security organizations across the world: West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) The WANEP was formed in 1998 in response to the civil wars that took...

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As part of our special series for Conflict Resolution Month this October, this is our second article where we have highlighted the following research institutes and think tanks across the world: India: The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) Founded in 1996, IPCS is an independent think-tank that seeks to develop an alternative framework...

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Conceived by The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) in 2005, October is observed as the month of Conflict Resolution each year. The third Thursday of October is celebrated as Conflict Resolution Day, which falls on the 15th of October this year. The goals of the month are to: Promote awareness of mediation, arbitration, conciliation, and...

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Summary of: Taknint, Taos Joelle  “Discrimination, Identity, and Psychological Distress: An Investigation of Adult Immigrants’ Social Identity Management in Identity Threatening Contexts”. University of Victoria 2020 Background & Theory In the current era where identity threats are heightened due to the rise in right-wing nationalism in the global west (e.g., National Front in France, Alt-Right...

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a statement discouraging employees from arguing with customers that do not follow safe COVID-19 protocols (a.k.a. not wearing a mask or observing social distancing rules.) This guidance has arrived in the wake of violent incidents across the United States between employees and customers, coworkers, and...

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