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Dealing Constructively with Intractable Conflicts - An Online Course from Beyond

Dealing Constructively with Intractable Conflicts is a college-level course built on the Beyond Intractability website content. The course focuses primarily on long-lasting, difficult-to-resolve conflicts, but it also has a lot of general conflict resolution material. About half of the material is theoretical, covering topics such as: The nature and causes of intractable conflict Why some conflicts are more or less tractable than others Dynamics of intractable conflicts? How intractable conflicts end? The other half of the material is more practical, covering such questions as: How does one do a conflict assessment? What types of intervention are needed to transform intractable conflicts? How do these different types of intervention work? How are interventions evaluated?

The course can be taken with two different levels of feedback from instructors, or it can be browsed and read without the formal support or awarding of a certificate of completion at the end.