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  • Conflict Information Consortium
    continue to provide free access to its Websites Tax deductable contributions can be made online to our CRInfo Conflict Resolution Information Source account or our Beyond Intractability account at the University of Colorado Foundation Inc using our financial support pages And thanks to everyone who contributed to our successful spring fundraising campaign This work which dates back to the earliest days of the Internet has now led to the posting of new versions of CRInfo The Conflict Resolution Information Source www CRInfo org and Beyond Intractability the website of the Intractable Conflict Knowledge Base Project www BeyondIntractability org These systems which were constructed with the help of more than 300 experts offer coverage of over 600 conflict topics often with succinct executive summary type articles as well as links to recommended Web print and audiovisual sources of more in depth information Also available are over a hundred hours of online interviews featuring more than 70 distinguished scholars and practitioners and comprehensive bibliographies with more than 20 000 citations More Information For those interested in learning more about the Consortium we ve prepared a short flyer explaining the theory behind our work and the reason why we feel that information projects have such an important role to play in efforts to limit destructive conflict A second flyer describes the information infrastructure underlying the Consortium s Websites The many websites operated by the Consortium are listed below Primary Consortium Projects Additional Websites The Civil Rights Mediation Oral History Project is a joint project involving the Consortium and Conflict Management Initiatives of Evanston Illinois Interviews with nineteen current and former mediators from the U S Community Relations Service CRS have been recorded transcribed indexed and made available to the public on this website The Transformative Approaches to Conflict site provides a free online

    Original URL path: http://conflict.colorado.edu/ (2015-10-13)
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  • Conflict Information Consortium
    cumulative actions of everyone involved This includes people at all social levels in the full range of formal and informal conflict roles This means that there is a society wide need for materials that help people from all walks of life improve their conflict skills To help meet this need the Conflict Information Consortium has produced an increasingly sophisticated series of Web based conflict information systems designed to support formal and informal education and training programs as well as provide reference materials for use by individual citizens and those working to advance the field While there is obviously a need for new ideas and continuing research we believe there is an even greater need for programs which increase the utilization of existing knowledge about superior conflict handling techniques which are well developed understood and tested Unfortunately most people lack this knowledge and as a result either rely on destructive conflict as usual practices or try often unsuccessfully to reinvent the wheel Consortium Web pages are integrated into the websites of the United Nations and the Association for Conflict Resolution and soon the United States Institute of Peace Our goal is to provide increasingly efficient learning and information systems that provide people with the information that they need when they need it from sources that they can trust in a format they can understand and at a price they can afford More specifically our goal is to develop systems which are Resistant to information overload with succinct make a difference information easily found Quickly and easily accessible by individuals with different types of computer systems and network connections Trustworthy offering conflict advice from recognized experts that really works Affordable preferably free Relevant to user specific conflict problems Realistically applicable in the user s conflict role Appropriate to user personalities skills and learning styles Attractively presented in ways which can reasonably compete with other information sources Understandable by users with differing backgrounds and vocabularies and languages and Comprehensive with access to information on all potentially viable options While we have yet to reach these ambitious goals each succeeding generation of Consortium information systems brings us one step closer For more information see Theoretical Foundations Conflict and the Role of Information Systems and Consortium Information Infrastructure Information Available Consortium content was created from the contributions of over 300 people from around the world Currently Consortium systems offer the following Coverage of over 500 conflict related topics with recommended references from our panel of experts Core knowledge and encyclopedia type essays on over 400 topics Additional learning materials case studies inspirational stories Summaries of over 600 books and articles Over 5 000 pages of full text material with over 2 000 internal cross links Searchable keyword coded bibliographic databases with over 10 000 Web and 20 000 print publications Continually updating Web crawlers covering 10 000 additional pages Recent Publications program featuring the latest print resource additions Information on over 2500 organizations Over 800 audio recordings 175 hours available online Conflict news from selected

    Original URL path: http://conflict.colorado.edu/fast-facts.html (2015-10-13)
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  • ConflictResearch.org - A Comprehensive Gateway to the Websites of the University of Colorado
    with the information that they need in order to deal with difficult conflicts more constructively The Consortium sees such efforts to enhance and mobilize the skills of the general population as critical to efforts to deal with complex society wide conflicts This work which dates back to the earliest days of the Internet has now led to the posting of new versions of CRInfo The Conflict Resolution Information Source www CRInfo org and Beyond Intractability the website of the Intractable Conflict Knowledge Base Project www BeyondIntractability org These systems which were constructed with the help of more than 300 experts offer coverage of over 600 conflict topics often with succinct executive summary type articles as well as links to recommended Web print and audiovisual sources of more in depth information Also available are over 100 hours of online interviews featuring more than 70 distinguished scholars and practitioners and comprehensive bibliographies with more than 20 000 citations The Burgesses newer projects include Conflict Education and Training Resource Systems the Conflict Frontiers project Stop Fighting and Online Courses Consulting In addition to designing and overseeing the Consortium s various knowledge and learning systems the Burgesses also consult with individuals and organizations facing

    Original URL path: http://conflict.colorado.edu/burgess.html (2015-10-13)
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