Audio by artist peter_coleman

The Five Percent


44:32 minutes (50.97 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 31 May 2012

An interview with Peter Coleman, professor of psychology and education here at Columbia University and director of both the Center for International Conflict Resolution and the Earth Institute's Advanced Consortium on Conflict, Cooperation, and Complexity.

Complexity, Intractability, and Social Change


16:19 minutes (14.94 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Wed, 10 Jun 2015

Intractable conflicts are those conflicts that persist over time and space.  They draw us in and we seem to remain trapped in their grip despite efforts of many to resolve them.  Examples are easy to identify – from national and international conflicts to a longstanding family feud.  In his 10-minute talk, Dr. Peter Coleman will share a new way of thinking about and engaging in intractable conflict – through the lens of complexity science and dynamical systems theory