Managing Polarities for Sustainability

Photo credit:  Polarity Management, Barry Johnson I was delighted to present a workshop on Polarity Management to the New England Alumni of the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). Polarities are “interdependent pairs that need each other to achieve a higher purpose or outcome that neither can reach alone.”  (Barry Johnson)  For example,  activity and rest;  balancing... Continue Reading →

Music and Social Change!

We need inspiring stories to stoke our hearts, and these two fit the bill! These two conductors are using music to promote peace and understanding. Luis Szaran is a Paraguayan musician who is changing the lives of poor children by teaching them to play music. Daniel Barenboim is the famous pianist and conductor, who created... Continue Reading →

Making Peace with Your Enemy

What kind of transformation is necessary to be able to make peace with your enemy? How does our mental formulation of “the enemy” impact our ability to make peace? These two questions arose for me from my recent organizing of speaking events for two peacemakers from Israel and Palestine, who are members of Combatants for Peace.... Continue Reading →

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