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Jan Gerrit Voelkel on reducing partisan animosity and anti-democratic attitudes

The latest episode of the Conflict Tipping podcast from Mediatedotcom is now live! In this episode I speak with Jan Gerrit Voelkel, a PhD candidate in the Polarization and Social Change Lab at Stanford University, who recently co-led a massive, 35-thousand-person, multi-country study that tested 25 different ways to reduce partisan animosity and anti-democratic attitudes. […]

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Aleksandra Cichocka on collective narcissism and conspiracy beliefs

I’m happy to share with you the latest episode of the Conflict Tipping podcast from Mediate.com, in which I speak with Prof Aleksandra Cichocka of the University of Kent. She leads the university’s political psychology lab, and is expert in collective narcissism and conspiracies. We talk about: I found our chat interesting and enlightening, and […]

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Oded Adomi Leshem on hope in intractable conflict

The latest episode of the Conflict Tipping podcast is up now! In this episode, I speak with Dr Oded Adomi Leshem of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem about the role of hope in intractable conflicts. Adomi is an expert in the field, and I’m sure those interested in conflict, mediation, emotions, and political psychology will […]

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Helen Winter on peer mediation amongst refugees

I’m delighted to share with you the latest episode of the Conflict Tipping podcast from Mediate.com, where I speak with the inspirational Helen Winter, LL.M..¬†She is a current fellow with The Program on Negotiation at Harvard University and founder of R3SOLUTE, an organisation that empowers refugees with peer mediation skills. In this episode, we talk […]

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Samantha Hardy on conflict narratives and emotions

In the latest episode of the Conflict Tipping podcast from Mediate.com, I speak with Dr Samantha Hardy about conflict, narratives, and emotions. You’ll quickly gather that this is a topic we’re both passionate about, and I hope you find our conversation as interesting as we did! Note that in this episode, there are mentions of […]

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Juan Diaz-Prinz on mediating peace

I’m delighted to present you with the latest episode of the Conflict Tipping podcast from Mediate.com, in which I speak with special guest Dr. Juan Diaz-Prinz. Juan is Acting Director for Inclusive Peace Processes and Reconciliation at United States Institute of Peace, and somebody whom I am in complete awe of. His experience in peace […]

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Stefan Pfattheicher on boredom, sadism, and compassion

I wanted to share with you another episode of the Conflict Tipping podcast I’ve been doing for Mediate.com, this time with Stefan Pfattheicher, a behavioural scientist and associate professor at Aarhus University. Stefan researchers pro- and anti-social behaviour and personality, the relationship between boredom and sadism, and the ‘dark side’ of compassion. Listen if you […]

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Rob Fersh and Monika Glowacki on Convergence

I’m delighted to present the first full episode of the new Conflict Tipping podcast from Mediate.com, where I speak with the wonderful Rob Fersh and Monika Glowacki of Convergence Center for Policy Resolution. Rob is the organisation’s Founder and Senior Advisor, while Monika is Director of Convergence’s project on Digital Disinformation. When I spoke with […]

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Introduction to the Conflict Tipping Podcast

One of the things I’ve been working on in the background these past few months is a fabulous new podcast about social conflict for Mediate.com. In it, I speak with practitioners and academics about their experiences, knowledge, and learnings, and I’m excited to bring it to you! While we’re waiting for the first few episodes […]