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Marc Levy, Haiti Earthquake


27:20 minutes (31.29 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 19 Jun 2012

For this month's collaboration with The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), Professor Peter Coleman sits down with Professor Marc Levy.  The two discuss Professor Levy's work in Haiti, leading up to and following the devastating 2010 earthquake.  Professor Levy is Deputy Director of the Center for International Earth Science Information Network.

Shahar Sadeh, Middle East Nature Parks


15:07 minutes (34.6 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 7 Aug 2012

In this month's collaboration with The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), conversation between Professor Peter Coleman and Shahar Sadeh, a visiting Israeli scholar, in collaboration with the Advanced Consortium on Conflict, Cooperation, and Complexity at the Earth Institute. Sadeh spoke of her work with nature parks in the Middle East as a path towards peace, mostly between Israel and Jordan.

Christine Webb, Reconciliation Behavior


29:29 minutes (33.74 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 19 Feb 2013

In this month’s collaboration with The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), Professor Coleman (Director of Columbia University’s Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity) was joined in the studios by Christine Webb, a doctoral student in Psychology here at Columbia University. The pair discussed Webb’s work in South Africa studying reconciliation behavior in both humans and chimpanzees.

Aldo Civico, Gang Violence


29:20 minutes (33.58 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 11 Mar 2013

In this month’s collaboration with The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), Professor Coleman was joined in the studios by Professor Aldo Civico, director of Columbia's Center for International Conflict Resolution. The pair discussed Civico’s work studying and mediating gang violence from Newark to Colombia.

Joshua Fisher, Armed Conflict Forecasting


28:36 minutes (32.73 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 4 Dec 2012

In this month's collaboration with The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), a conversation between Professor Peter Coleman and Dr. Joshua Fisher. The duo discussed Dr. Fisher’s work developing forecast models for potential armed conflict as part of WKCR’s monthly collaborative series with Columbia’s Advanced Consortium on Conflict, Cooperation, and Complexity at the Earth Institute.

Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Israel Mediation


29:28 minutes (33.73 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 13 May 2013

In this month's collaboration with The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), Dr. Beth Fisher-Yoshida joins Dr. Peter Coleman in the studios to discuss her conflict mediation work in Israel.

Christianna Gozzi / Kyong Mazzaro, Conflict Mediation


28:11 minutes (12.91 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 8 Jul 2013

For this month’s collaboration with The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), Prof. Beth Fisher-Yoshida discussed conflict mediation with The Earth Institute’s Kyong Mazzaro and Christiana Gozzi. Tune in for to hear about the Institute’s United Nations collaboration and mediation research.

Fortune Society, Criminal Justice


18:33 minutes (21.23 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 8 Apr 2013

A discussion with Dr. Fisher-Yoshida, Claudia Cohen, Rebecca Neshkes and Stanley Richards from Fortune Society, a not-for-profit community-based organization dedicated to educating the public about prisons and criminal justice and staffed primarily by ex-offenders.

Robert Ferguson, Conflict Intelligence


29:06 minutes (33.3 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 12 Aug 2013

For this month’s collaboration with The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), Prof. Beth Fisher-Yoshida discussed power and conflict with Doctor Robert Ferguson. Ferguson is a professional therapist, coach, consultant and instructor at Columbia University’s International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR).

Jeff Thompson, Body Language and Mediation


31:13 minutes (35.74 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 9 Sep 2013

For this month’s collaboration with The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), Professor Beth Fisher-Yoshida sat down with Jeff Thompson, a Conflict Specialist and Detective in the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Community Affairs Bureau. Tune in to hear Fisher-Yoshida and Thompson discuss how body language, gestures, and appearance factor into mediation.

Nick Redding, Conflict Resolution


35:45 minutes (40.93 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 14 Oct 2013

For this month’s collaboration with The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), Professor Peter Coleman sat down with Nick Redding Project Coordinator at the Earth Institute, Columbia University and a PhD candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University studying the social psychology of conflict, sustainable peace, and online interaction and collaboration.  Tune in to hear Coleman and Redding discuss conflict-resolution and AC4's current initiatives.

Joshua Fisher and Kyong Mazzaro, Millenium Development


26:32 minutes (12.15 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 11 Nov 2013

For this month's collaboration with The Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4), Professor Peter Coleman sat down with colleagues Dr. Joshua Fisher and Kyong Mazzaro. Tune in to hear the trio discuss the peace side of peace and conflict and the United Nation's work towards achieving its Millenium Development Goals.

John Zinsser and Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Role of the Ombudsman


32:16 minutes (36.93 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 13 Jan 2014

January's installment of our series with the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4) features John Zinsser, an instructor at the negotiation and confilct resolution masters program at Columbia University. Zinsser discusses his experience as an organizational ombudsman, a designated neutral and confidential mediator within organizations like hospitals, universities and corporations.

Severine Autesserre: Conflict Resolution in Congo


79:58 minutes (91.52 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Mon, 17 Mar 2014

 Severine Autesserre, expert in peacebuilding and peacekeeping with years of field research under her belt, talks about her research on how local, national and regional violence interact and feed each other in war-torn areas. Why are international peacekeepers often so ineffective? What happens when foreign aid only exacerbates conflict? Professor Autesserre offers new insight into question of why peace interventions tend to fail, and offers unconventional solutions to help build sustainable peace. 

2013 Kenyan Elections


34:01 minutes (77.85 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 15 Apr 2014

Naira Musallam, Complexity Science


30:52 minutes (35.33 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 17 Jun 2014

Researcher and conflict educator Naira Musallam discusses conflict dynamics in Israel, Palestine, Iraq, and Syria, and explains how chaos theory can help mediators better understand conflict zones.

John Barkat: UN Ombuds Program


30:41 minutes (35.11 MB)
Date Broadcast: 
Thu, 10 Jul 2014

Peter Coleman interviews John Barkat, Assistant Secretary-General and head of the Ombuds (or conflict mediation) program at the United nations.