INP is equipping global leadership with psychologically sophisticated frameworks and tools to support their efforts at resolving conflict through intercultural understanding and cooperation rather than confrontation. The impetus for this project comes from a set of grave facts: Over the past generation, destructive conflict in all its forms –from international and intrastate conflict to genocide—has led to the loss of millions of lives and trillions of dollars. In the past twenty years alone, conflict in the Middle East has cost thousands of lives and more than 12 trillion dollars. While much has been done to address ongoing violence through peacekeeping and other efforts, much less has been done to prevent violence before it breaks out.
INP's Global Curriculum Team has been developing curricular materials including firsthand case narratives from senior-level global leaders along with a robust method of negotiation we created, the 5x5 Framework of Negotiation. The case narratives --from such leaders as Bertie Ahern, Tony Blair, Morgan Tsvangarai, Betty Bigombe, and Lakhdar Brahimi--were gathered through a unique collaboration between INP and the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Conflict Prevention. For several years, we worked closely with the Global Agenda Council to conceptualize how the Global Curriculum could provide leadership with empirically supported, practical theories to help them better address the emotional and identity-based dimensions of conflict. INP now partners regularly with governments and organizations to deliver the curriculum to their leaders.