IACM VSS: A Conversation with Dr. Peter Coleman on his New Book “The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization”
IACM Virtual Seminar Speaker:
A Monthly Series on Conflict and Negotiation Research
A Conversation with Dr. Peter Coleman on His New Book “The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization”
Professor Peter Coleman, Columbia University
Moderator: Selin Kesebir
Using “Schedule 1”
Tuesday, February 8th
8 AM US Pacific
11 AM US Eastern
5 PM Amsterdam
Wednesday, February 9th
12 AM Singapore
3 AM Melbourne
In his new book The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization, Peter Coleman explains how patterns of intractable polarization can and do change, and offers principles and practices for navigating and healing divides in homes, workplaces and communities. We will have a conversation with him about the key ideas from his book and his broader work on conflict resolution.
Bio: Peter T. Coleman is Professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University where he holds a joint-appointment at Teachers College and The Earth Institute. Dr. Coleman directs the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR), is founding director of the Institute for Psychological Science and Practice (IPSP), and is co-executive director of Columbia University’s Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4). Dr. Coleman’s current research focuses on conflict intelligence and systemic wisdom as meta-competencies for navigating conflict constructively across all levels (from families to companies to communities to nations), and includes projects on adaptive negotiation and mediation dynamics, cross-cultural adaptivity, optimality dynamics in conflict, justice and polarization, multicultural conflict, intractable conflict, and sustainable peace.