Psychological dimensions of peacemaking

A while ago, John Bell and Ivan Tyrrell from the Concilliators Guild attended an international two-day roundtable discussion on the psychological dimensions of peacemaking, at which Ivan gave a well-received presentation about the human givens.

Psychological insight is often surprisingly lacking in high-level negotiations and political circles and as a result of that meeting Ivan was asked to write an article for the New England Journal of Public Policy (the journal of the Graduate School of Public Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts in Boston). It has just been released.

This academic publication is forwarded to and read by policy makers, politicians, diplomats, peace negotiators and others around the world. You can view the Journal and read Ivan’s article here.

How to overcome fear and political chaos

If you’d like to learn more about what war, terrorism and bullying reveal about the human psyche and gain an improved ability to see through political and cultural assumptions, you might like the online course How to overcome fear and political chaos, from our Delving Deeper series.

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