Did you know that approximately 5% of conflicts in the world become intractable?
To better understand how and why certain conflicts elevate to an intractable level, Peter Coleman at Columbia University spoke with individuals at a local school in the Bronx who were embroiled in gang violence. The outsiders to the conflict, like the teachers and principle of the school, saw the conflict as a complex problem. However, the people in the conflict had a simple “us” versus “them” mentality.
This four part video series provide an introduction to the “Five Percent Problem.” This video introduces emerging research on intractable conflicts. Each video is meant to help a diverse audience understand the fundamental concepts behind this area of emerging research and education.