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august 2014

Recent news reports bruise our spirits with repeated accounts of conflicts that reflect little hope for resolution through dialogue and mutual understanding.

It appears to matter little whether we are watching events in the community of Ferguson, Missouri, or studying conflicts overseas that involve nations or entire regions. The stories seemingly share the same discouraging ringtone – the significant costs of our inability to talk and act across differences.

At the heart of the matter lie communication challenges. If individuals, communities, and societies can’t find better ways to communicate, ruinous consequences will continue.

At IEI, as an extension of NC State’s proud land grant service, our mission is to enhance North Carolina’s long-term economic competitiveness using the tools of research and collaborative problem-solving spanning disciplines, sectors, and regions. The recent news event have caused us to ask ourselves two key questions: Under what circumstance do our state’s residents come to IEI in search of common ground on difficult questions?

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Past Newsletters

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Share an “aha!,” Win a Ticket: IEI Newsletter

June 2014

Skills for the Future

May 2014

Strengthening STEM with Even More Opportunities

April 2014

Connections and Capacities in NC Communities

March 2014

From Talk to Action

February 2014

listen, learn, and lead

January 2014

Seeking the impossible in 2014

December 2013

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