In these times of heightened political tension, the IMCP Hill Working Group invited experts  in the field of dangerous speech to help us understand the context in which our country’s political dysfunction is evolving.
Joint MBBI-IMCP-ACR Peer-2-Peer Consultation (March 2016)
Members of several conflict resolution networks came together to discuss our current work and role impacting our democracy. Meta-Culture introduced the concept of being a "Citizen Mediator." Participants discussed building a national movement of peace-builders able to tackle today’s most pressing threats to our democracy and promote collaboration across differences through:
- Education; and
Event organized by the IMCP mediation IMPACT Working Group 
Several studies in the field of conflict resolution are promising to add to the body of data on the cost-effectiveness and impact of mediation.
Communities in Transition (CIT) invited fellow conflict resolution practitioners for a peer-2-peer conversation to generate ideas for using communication and consensus-building tools to help restore constructive dialogue on Capitol Hill.
The discussion focused on the following themes: