SOCIAL INTERVENTIONS

Conference in March 2017: The Transformation of Intractable Conflicts III

The conference on the “Transformation of Intractable Conflicts III – Perspectives and Challenges for Interactive Problem Solving” will take place from March 16 – 18, 2017 at Harvard University, Boston (USA). The conference will bring together experienced scholar-practitioners from around the world in an inter-disciplinary discussion about the theory and practice of conflict transformation and dialogue. The conference will conclude […]


Developing a Complex Understanding of the Political Religious Conflicts over the Holy Land (2015 – ongoing)

Supported by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (EDA) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Herbert C. Kelman Institute initiated a new project in 2015, “Developing a Complex Understanding of the Political Religious Conflicts over the Holy Land”.


New Visions and Strategies for a Sustainable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

New Visions and Strategies for a Sustainable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The first conference on The Transformation of Intractable Conflicts: Perspectives and Challenges for Interactive Problem Solving took place at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and took place from March 27-29, 2014. The conference opened with a joint event organized with the Harvard Middle-East Seminar. Four proposals for new approaches to solutions for the […]


Building the Peace Region Alps-Adriatic (2014 – ongoing)

Building the Peace Region Alps-Adriatic. Envisioning Future by Dealing with the Past. Promoting open and inclusive public discourse within Austria and Slovenia and between the countries. The project aims to develop the necessary theoretical and methodological framework as well as a civil initiative for mutual understanding and recognition of diversity within Austria and Slovenia and […]


Rebuilding Trust in Negotiations (2011-2013)

Rebuilding Trust in Negotiations (2011-2013)

As a scholar and practitioner Herbert C. Kelman has focused intensively on the Israeli Palestinian conflict for many years. The core of this work has been the facilitation of dialogue between politically influential Israelis and Palestinians close to the centre of the political mainstream. The aim of this dialogue was to promote movement toward a […]


Dialogue between Adversaries (2006 – ongoing)

Dialogue between Adversaries (2006 - ongoing)

In beginning 2012 the publication “Kärnten liegt am Meer“ was released as a „progress report“ for the on-going dialogue project “Kärnten Neu Denken / Verstehen / Gestalten”. Up until May 2012 1700 copies were sold. In cooperation with the “Zentrum für Friedensforschung und Friedenspädagogik – ZFF” and other cooperation partners a regional and/ or in-group […]