For the past 25 years, Tim Phillips has been trying to learn from the world's most intractable conflicts: Northern Ireland, South Africa, formerly communist nations in Eastern Europe.
He's learned a lot about how conflicts are resolved, enmities sidelined and peace restored.
And now, he says, neuroscience can help us understand how conflicts can be resolved within our own minds.
- "Northern Ireland was meant to be a success story. In a world wracked with sectarian conflict, the Good Friday Agreement of 1998 was held up as an example of how neighbors, entrenched in conflict, could end their mutual hatred by finding a shared vision for the future."
- "Mandela focused in a path of inclusion in a divided society. Haider al-Abadi should do the same."
This article was originally published on October 02, 2014.
This segment aired on October 2, 2014.