The Third Side Applied


Healing Through Apology: The Case of the Canadian Aboriginal Peoples

The systematic approach to “civilizing” the aboriginal peoples and integrating them into the mainstream Canadian society has had far-reaching repercussions that has affected the aboriginal peoples across several generations. The Canadian Government of the 19th century believed that uprooting aboriginal children from their home environments, forcing them to learn English and/or French, discouraging them from speaking their native tongue would go a long way in allowing these children to adopt the “Canadian” ways and adapt better to the mainstream culture.[1] With ...

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The Aarhus Way of Combating Radicalization in Communities

The series of terrorist incidents that affected France and other parts of Europe in 2015, starting with the Charlie Hebdo massacre led governments, security agencies, and people to take notice of a seemingly strange phenomenon – one of “homegrown terrorists”. The Charlie Hebdo massacre started with two gunmen attacking the office of the French satirical weekly magazine – Charlie Hebdo -  for the cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed on the cover of their November 3, 2011 edition of the magazine. The attack spread across three days from January 7, 2015 to January 9, ...

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Identifying the Third Side in a Conflict and Making It Relevant to Parties

At the end of this tutorial, the learner will be able to introduce the concept of the Third Side to a conflict resolution process. https://youtu.be/0K8hnV5vi_k The impacts of conflict are often felt by the wider community. Not just the parties who were directly involved in the conflict themselves, but by others in the community who feel its effects. I'm Marlene, and I'd like to talk with you about that today. I'd like to talk with you about something called the Third Side. The Third Side approach to conflict, which came out of the Harvard Negotiation Project at ...

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MARCH OF HOPE: HOW ISRAELI – PALESTINIAN WOMEN WAGE PEACE

* * * Hope was lost when talks to resolve the long standing conflict between Israel and Palestine failed in April 2014. This was the first time since President Obama’s tenure commenced, that the conflict was attempted to be directly discussed by the leadership of Israel and Palestine, in an effort to resolve their disputes and bring about peace in their nations. The long standing nature of the conflict has resulted in deeply rooted emotional hostilities as well as extreme political and societal distrust on both sides. The most logical outcome, under the circumstances, ...

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The purpose of Protest – A key tool for the Witness and Equalizer: The example of Colin Kaepernick

*** It was a bright sunny late August day in Santa Clara California.  The stadium was packed with San Francisco 49er fans.  The pre-season game was about to begin like any other National Football League (NFL) event – with the singing of the National Anthem.  The announcer’s melodramatic voice emerged through the loud speaker,  “Would you all please rise and remove your caps for the singing of our National Anthem.” Reverberations rippled through the stadium.  All rose.  But one. Colin Kaepernick, once a promising star quarterback with the San Francisco ...

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“MOSQUES DO THE OPPOSITE OF TERRORISM: THEY DIFFUSE PEACE AND DIALOGUE”…

…said Mohmmed ben Mohammed, a member of the Union of the Islamic Communities in Italy, in the aftermath of the bloody attack on the Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray Church near Rouen, about 77 miles away from Paris. Many from the Muslim community in the Rouen region, in France, reached out in solidarity to the victims and the family of those affected. It is in times of crisis that we can distinguish our friends from our foes. It is also in times of crisis that the Third Side principles become so very crucial, that the creative people and communities automatically and ...

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Useful websites

General Resources Some U.S. Educational Institutions with some type of Conflict Resolution Program Back to top

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Resources by Third Side Role

The Provider - Enabling People to Meet Their Needs Useful websites: The Giraffe Project Grameen Bank (Mohammed Yunus) Mauritius Conflict Resolution Info and the Role of the Provider Brief bibliography: Bornstein, D. (1997). The Price of a Dream: The Story of The Grameen Bank. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Burton, J. (1990). Conflict: Human Needs Theory. New York: St. Martin's Press. Gurr, T. (1970). Why Men Rebel. Boulder: Westview Press. Dollard, J., L. Doob, N.E. Miller, O.H. Mowrer, and R.R. Sears. (1939). Frustration ...

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Thirdside Movies and Songs

Classic Thirdsider Movies Videos about Thirdsider Movements Videos Explaining the Third Side Songs about the Third Side The following songs are, in some manner, related to the Third Side: "Both Sides of the Story" – By Phil Collins, from the Album Both Sides "Look Through My Eyes" – By Phil Collins, from the movie soundtrack Brother Bear "People are People" – By Depeche Mode, from the Album People Are People

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Book: International Mediation in Venezuela

Published October 1st, 2011 By Jennifer McCoy and Francisco Diez See the original article >> International Mediation in Venezuela analyzes the effort of the Carter Center and the broader international community to prevent violent conflict, to reconcile a deeply divided society, and to preserve democratic processes. From their perspective as facilitators of the intervention and as representatives of the Carter Center, Jennifer McCoy and Francisco Diez present an insider account of mediation at the national and international level. ...

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