John W. Burton served as Permanent Head of the Foreign Office for Australia and was a participant in many important international conferences, including the United Nations Charter Conference at San Francisco in 1945 and the Paris Peace Conference in 1946. After his diplomatic career, Dr. Burton taught at University College of London, University of Kent, the University of Maryland and George Mason University. As one of the most influential scholars in the field of international relations and conflict resolution, Professor Burton has published more than 20 books and many book chapters and journal articles.
Iver B. Neumann heads the Russian Centre at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. His latest books are Russia and the Idea of Europe and A Study in Identity and International Relations. He also co-edited The Future of International Relations: Masters in the Making?
Mathias Albert is a research associate at the University of Frankfurt. Dr. Albert's has written extensively on international and social theory, and the future of the state.
Charles O Lerche teaches political science, international relations and international management at several institutions including The University of Limburg/Maastricht, Vesalius College of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Boston University - Brussels, and Troy State University - European Region. He is the author of Social and Economic Statistics, co-author of Concepts of International Politics in Global Perspective, and editor of Emergence: Dimensions of a New World Order, and Toward the Most Great Justice: Elements of Justice in the New World Order.
Milica Delevic has studied and done research at the University of Belgrade and the Central European University in Budapest. Her research interests include the use of economic aid for political and social changes. She currently works in the Belgrade Center for Human Rights, a non?government organization founded in January 1995.
Ian Harris is Professor of Educational Policy and Community Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he directs a peace studies certificate program. He is the author of Peace Education and Messages Men Hear: Constructing Masculinities. He has served for two terms on the Peace Education Council of IPRA's Peace Education Commission.
Larry J. Fisk is Associate Professor of Political and Canadian Studies and coordinator of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the only university in Canada officially dedicated to the education of women. His most recent publications in the field of peace studies have been on political pedagogy and violence.
Carol Rank has taught peace studies in the U.S. and
Europe since the early 1980s, including the University of California, Berkeley;
the University of Oslo; the University of Bradford; and the European Center
for Peace Studies in Austria. She is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department
of Peace Studies at Bradford and is currently project director for the National
Peace Museum Project in U.K.