Conflict and Peace

Promoting Peace, Resolving Conflicts

The insights in the Nudges and Bridges series aim to help everyone, including business people, understand how they can contribute to peace. The category As Good As It Gets is about a sense of joy. Think to a time when you experienced something that was just, well, as good as things can get. What mood does it put you in? How do you feel about others? Do you have a sense of wanting to connect with others, to share, to build a bridge?
The insights in the Nudges and Bridges series aim to help everyone, including business people, understand how they can contribute to peace. Of course, friendship is its own bridge with others, but could one be friends with someone who is your opposite? With whom you disagree on just about everything? With someone on “the other side?” The answer is yes and that’s what this video is about.
The insights in the Nudges and Bridges series aim to help everyone, including business people, understand how they can contribute to peace. Rules can get a bad name. We often don’t like rules, but rules can actually create bridges for people in a couple of ways.
The insights in the Nudges and Bridges series aim to help everyone, including business people, understand how they can contribute to peace. The words “us” and “them” typically are used to characterize problematic opposition. This video looks at these issues and also offers ways in which creating an “us” can be a good thing.  Maybe it is terms of finding a common enemy – that seems very true these days – but it also looks at more constructive possibilities of “us and them” while warning of the very real dangers of “us vs them.” 
This iteration is an interview conducted by the CIBER Institute at the Kelley School of Business with Tim Fort that frames the notion of Nudges & Bridges, and the cultural artifacts that comprise them, in the context of the conflicted world in which we live in 2022.  The interviewer poses both international and domestic questions of Professor Fort to elucidate the ways in which cultural artifacts both help us to make better decisions, especially collaborative ones, as well to act as bridges for people to find common ground with those they disagree.
In this episode of Nudges an Bridges, Eveleigh Professor of Business Ethics, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, suggests that each of us could find common ground with those we may disagree with on social and political issues. How do we do that? Timothy relates to famous incidents of bonds in sportsmanship.
The last two years have reminded us how connected the world is and how our lives and livelihoods depend on one another. Disruptions in supply chains during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic and now the war in Ukraine continues to demonstrate that what happens in one part of the world can have severe consequences in another. It is 5,000 miles between Ukraine and the Horn of Africa and yet war in Eastern Europe threatens an unprecedented famine in the Horn of Africa

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