The Peace Frequency: Episode 9

Guest: Matt Levinger


Air Date: November 25, 2014

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Jeff Helsing and Dr. Matt Levinger about the importance of conflict analysis. What is the connection between insiders and outsiders when trying to analyze a conflict? Are there certain frameworks that are more effective than others when gathering information? How are drivers of peace and drivers of conflict identified? Why is adaptive leadership important in conflict analysis? What is the difference between conflict management and peacebuilding? These are some of the questions that are discussed during this hour long podcast.

Featured Quotes from the Show

Jeff Helsing:

“It’s really important to know what you don’t know.”

Matt Levinger:

“When we’re delivering programs we absolutely need to listen to the people affected by the programs.”

Matt Levinger:

“Not only is it useful for people to analyze something that is relevant to their own experience, but as a conflict manaagement professional, it is most useful to analyze a conflict at the level where you may be able to have an impact.”

Jeff Helsing:

“If you are going to work in a conflict affected society or a fragile state it’s important to understand the conflict dynamics.”

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