The Peace Frequency: Episode 7

Guest: Sharon Morris

Air Date: November 10, 2014

In this episode, we talk with former USIP Senior Advisor, Dr. Sharon Morris about the changing face of conflict and the importance of conducting deep conflict analysis with multiple voices and perspectives. Some questions that are explore include: Are conflict analysis too simplistic? How deep is deep enough? Who is the ideal team to conduct a conflict assessment comprised? How do you effectively work with interpreters to be successful? Whose views and interpretations matters when conducting an analysis?

Featured Quotes from the Show

“Analysis should not be separate from your program design and implementation.”

“It’s important to recognize that there are many, many views of the world and views of violence and if you pick one, you’ve picked one. You’re not getting a full range.

“Empathy is an effective part of doing effective analysis.”

“Young people do have the potential to make a very powerful contribution to peace and we have to be realistic about what happens in violence and how we help them get beyond that to realize their potential.”

Questions and Comments

  • Mohammed Yerima Balla

    That’s that!