Portland State University Department of Conflict Resolution The Conflict Resolution Graduate Program offers either a Master of Arts or Master of Sciences degree. Both degrees draw from and contribute to theories and insights in the field, as well as preparing students for professional work. The program currently offers the following areas of concentration: Theory and Practice Peace and JusticeInternational and Intercultural Conflict Resolution Students entering this program are expected to develop an understanding and appreciation of the theoretical, conceptual, and methodological breadth of the field.
Selahattin Demirtas: Turkey's 'Kurdish Obama' on celebrity, Syria, Abdullah Ocalan and the PKK On the streets of Diyarbakir in the Kurdish heartland of southern Turkey, Selahattin Demirtas cannot walk the streets without being swamped by locals begging him to take selfies with them. On the rare occasion when the 42-year-old Kurdish leader – whose Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) won 13% of the vote in June's elections – is able to go out without his bodyguards, he dons a hat and sunglasses to avoid being recognised on the bus. "I came from the public world and I'm still part of it – I want to do my own grocery shopping," he joked. In a few short months, Demirtas has gone from an admittedly already popular Kurdish politician to one of the most visible men in Turkey.
Conflict Resolution - Resolving conflict rationally and effectively - Leadership training from MindTools Using the "Interest-Based Relational" Approach Resolve conflict effectively by treating everybody involved with respect. Conflict is an inevitable part of work. We've all seen situations where people with different goals and needs have clashed, and we've all witnessed the often intense personal animosity that can result. Conflict Resolution Skills: Turning Conflicts into Opportunities Understanding conflict in relationships Conflict arises from differences, both large and small. It occurs whenever people disagree over their values, motivations, perceptions, ideas, or desires. Vision of Humanity through See the latest peace news and research Contact us
How To Make Difficult Conversations Easy Someone is screaming in your face at the top of their lungs. Or ranting angrily and you can’t get a word in edgewise. Or maybe they’re sobbing so hard you can barely understand what they’re saying. We’ve all been there. Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution — Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution — Georgia State University Restorative Justice Project Cited FairnessWorks.com editor Ken Kimsey urged readers this week to explore and submit entries to WhatIsRestorativeJustice.org, an online database project led by Carolyn Benne as part of CNCR. More » CNCR teaches mediation at Birmingham City University in UK
Consolidating Kurdish Power in Turkey and Syria Recently, Kurds on each side of the Turkey-Syria border have made significant advances in their quest for autonomy. In Turkey, those gains were won at the ballot box, while in Syria they were won on the battlefield. After garnering global sympathy and the support of U.S. airpower with their defense of Kobani against a formidable siege by the Islamic State (also called ISIS), Syria’s Kurds went on to capture the strategic town of Tel Abyad from ISIS on June 15. And as a result of Turkey’s elections a week earlier, the Kurdish-led People’s Democratic Party (HDP) has entered parliament, irrevocably altering Turkey’s political landscape. Indeed, seating the first Kurdish-oriented party in parliament constitutes a milestone for civil rights in Turkey.
Fundamental attribution error In social psychology, the fundamental attribution error, also known as the correspondence bias or attribution effect, is the tendency for people to place an undue emphasis on internal characteristics (personality) to explain someone else's behavior in a given situation rather than considering the situation's external factors. It does not explain interpretations of one's own behavior, where situational factors are more easily recognized and can thus be taken into consideration. Conversely, from the other perspective, this error is known as the actor–observer bias, in which people tend to overemphasize the role of a situation in their behaviors and underemphasize the role of their own personalities. Examples Alice, a driver, is about to pass through an intersection. Her light turns green, and she begins to accelerate, but another car drives through the red light, crossing in front of her.
Group conflict Group conflict, or hostilities between different groups, is a pervasive feature common to all levels of social organization (e.g., sports teams, ethnic groups, nations, religions, gangs). Although group conflict is one of the most complex phenomena studied by social scientists, the history of the human race evidences a series of group-level conflicts that have gained notoriety over the years. For example, from 1820 to 1945, it has been estimated that at least 59 million persons were killed during conflicts between groups of one type or another. Literature suggests that the number of fatalities nearly doubled between the years 1914 to 1964 as a result of further group conflict. Group conflict can be separated into two sub-categories of conflict: inter-group conflict (in which distinct groups of individuals are at odds with one another), and intra-group conflict (in which select individuals a part of the same group clash with one another). Intergroup conflict
About SCO The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is an intergovernmental international organization founded in Shanghai on June 15, 2001 by six countries – China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Its member states cover an area of over 30 million sq. km, or about three fifths of Eurasia, with a population of 1.455 billion, about a quarter of the world's total. Its working languages are Chinese and Russian. I. Ultimate attribution error The ultimate attribution error is a group-level attribution error that offers an explanation for how one person views different causes of negative and positive behavior in ingroup and outgroup members. Ultimate attribution error is the tendency to internally attribute negative outgroup and positive ingroup behaviour and to externally attribute positive outgroup and negative ingroup behaviour. So in other words, ultimate attribution error arises as a way to explain an outgroup's negative behaviour as flaws in their personality, and to explain an outgroup's positive behaviour as a result of chance or circumstance. It is also the belief that positive acts performed by ingroup members are as a result of their personality, whereas, if an ingroup member behaves negatively (which is believed to be rare), it is a result of situational factors. Overview The ultimate attribution error is a systematic patterning of intergroup misattributions shaped in part by one's prejudices.
Search for Common Ground Search for Common Ground (or SFCG) is an international non-profit organization operating in 30 countries whose mission is to transform the way the world deals with conflict away from adversarial approaches toward cooperative solutions. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with the majority of its 450 employees based in field offices around the world. To date, SFCG has created independent radio programming, begun a newsletter which features articles on relations between the West and the Muslim world, and brought together numerous conflicting groups to find ways to peacefully resolve issues. John Marks, SFCG's founder and president, received an award in 2006 from the Skoll Foundation for social entrepreneurship. In 2008 Search for Common Ground was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Diplomacy by the U.S. History
15_06_25_The Time of the Kurds Domestic upheaval and political changes throughout the region have made Kurds critical players on many fronts, particularly in Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. In Iraq, sectarian conflict between Sunni and Shia Arabs threatens the country's unity, and the Islamic State has increased its foothold by capturing territory, including Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. The Kurdish region has been largely unharmed by the sectarian fighting, and Kurdish peshmerga forces have halted the advance of Islamic State militants into the autonomous region. Amid the fighting, the Kurds have also deployed forces further south, filling the void left by the retreating Iraqi military.