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Glenn Paige previously taught political science at Princeton University and University of Hawaii as a tenured professor. After finishing his book The Korean Decision well known as one of the classics in the field of foreign policy making, he has devoted his research to the development of nonviolence social science. His recent books include Buddhism and Nonviolent Global Problem-Solving (1991) and Islam and Nonviolence (1993).

Luc Reychler is Professor of international relations and peace research at the University of Leuven, Belgium and Director of the Center for Peace Research and Strategic Studies (CPRS). His research interests focus on conflict prevention and missed opportunities, the development of a conflict impact assessment system (CIAS), the role of leadership, religion, and field diplomacy.

Majid Tehranian is Professor of international communication at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Director of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research. His publications include Technologies of Power: Information Machines and Democratic Prospects (1990), Restructuring for World Peace: At the Threshold of the 2lst Century (1992), Restructuring for Ethnic Peace (1991).

Michael True is Professor of English at Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts, and Convener of the Nonviolence Commission, International Peace Research Association. He is the author of An Energy Field More Intense Than War: The Nonviolent Tradition and American Literature (1995) and To Construct Peace (1992).

Raimo Väyrynen served as Director of Tampere Peace Research Institute from 1972 to 1978, and as Secretary-General of the International Peace Research Institute from 1975 to 1979. In 1978 he was appointed to a full professorship in international relations at the University of Helsinki, where he served from 1990 to 1993 as Dean of the Faculty of Social Science. Since 1993, Dr. Väyrynen has worked as Professor of Government and the John M. Regan, Jr, Director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Miles Wolpin is Professor at State University of New York and has written extensively on security and political economy. His books include Alternative Security and Military Dissent (1993), America Insecure: Arms Transfers, Global Interventionism, and the Erosion of National Security (1991), and Militarization, Repression and Social Welfare in the Third World (1986).

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