Network of Scholars and Practitioners
For over 15 years, Dr. Coleman has been exploring conflict through the lens of complexity science. With a group of interdisciplinary colleagues including Robin Vallacher, Andrzej Nowak, Andrea Bartoli, Lan Bui-Wrzosinska, Larry Liebovitch, Naira Musallam and Katharina Kugler he formed the Dynamics of Conflict working group to explore conflict dynamics through mathematics. Later, through the support of AC4 and partners Rob Ricigliano of The Omidyar Group and Danny Burns of the Institute of Development Studies along with others, Dr. Coleman established the Dynamical Systems Theory Innovation Lab convening thought leaders employing DST and related approaches in order to foster the exchange of ideas and inspire innovative work.
This interdisciplinary group of over 50 lab members from around the world includes scholars and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines including psychology, law, anthropology, mathematics, biology, and economics, to name a few, each bringing their unique perspectives on understanding and addressing complexity and social change.
Listen to Mike Mohr of the Omidyar Group, a participant at the 2014 Innovation Lab, describe his experience: