The Benefits of Conflict

Peter Coleman

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and Director of the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Columbia

Interviewed by Julian Portilla, 2003

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Those women came together because of a shooting. A series of shootings that took place and it was the violence that encouraged them to engage and I'm sure it was suggested that they do and community and church leaders suggested that they do. So there was a constellation of factors that readied them to come together and do this process and it still took six years of quiet closed-door work.