Guy Burgess

Guy Burgess
Guy Burgess is a Founder and Co-Director of the University of Colorado Conflict Information Consortium. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and has been working in the conflict resolution field, as a scholar and a practitioner, since 1979. His primary interests involve the study and management of intractable conflicts, public policy dispute resolution, and the dissemination of conflict resolution knowledge over the Internet. He is one of the primary authors and creators of the Online Training Program on Intractable Conflicts, and is the Co-Director of CRInfo -- the Conflict Resolution Information Source. Dr. Burgess has edited and authored a number of books and articles, the most recent being The Encyclopedia of Conflict Resolution (with Heidi Burgess, ABC-Clio 1999).

Win-Win / Win-Lose / Lose-Lose Situations

The Basics of Win-Win / Win-Lose / Lose-Lose Situations Morton Deutsch continues his discussion of what makes people be competitive or cooperative, and describes the results of those choices. Win-Win, Win-Lose, and Lose-Lose are game theory terms that refer to the...

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Conflict Information Consortium

The University of Colorado Conflict Information Consortium, directed by Guy and Heidi Burgess, was founded in 1988 with a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.  It was--and still is--a multi-disciplinary center for research and teaching about...

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Principles of Justice and Fairness 1

Current ImplicationsIn the "Core Concepts" unit of our Conflict Fundamentals Massive Open Online Seminar (MOOS), we introduced the notion of "reconciliation" and examined John Paul Lederach's notion that reconciliation occurs through the meeting of 'peace, justice,...

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Business As Usual-2: Boys Will Be Boys

SynopsisThis is the second in the business as usual” series--this one examining the notion that conflict --even war-- is inevitable, conflicts are typically win-lose, and compromise is a "dirty word." We examine a Pew poll which illustrates assumptions about...

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The Challenge of Complex, Intractable Conflicts

Intractable Conflict is THE #1 Problem We FaceWe believe that society's chronic inability to constructively handle intractable conflict constitutes a threat to human welfare that is at least as serious as that posed by climate change, infectious disease, or any of...

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Why Can’t We Fix Anything Anymore?

SynopsisThis 7- minute video starts to address a question we often hear from our students--why do we (the US or the world) have so many serious problems that we can't seem to address successfully?Our answer is that all of our big problems are, at their core, conflict...

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