Juergen Dedring worked for over 20 years for the United Nations in New York. He now teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in International Organizations, International Relations and Comparative Politics at the Graduate School of CUNY and at New York University. His current research deals with a review of recent peace and conflict studies and with the role of the UN Security Council in the Nineties.
Janice Gross Stein is the Harrowston Professor of Conflict Management and Negotiation at the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She has co-authored Rational Decision-Making, Psychology and Deterrence, and We All Lost the Cold War, and co-edited Getting to the Table: Processes of International Prenegotiation and Choosing to Cooperate: How States Avoid Loss. She recently completed Mean Times: Humanitarian Action in Complex Political Emergencies - Stark Choices, Cruel Dilemmas. She is Chair of the Board of International Organization and a member of the editorial boards of International Negotiation and Political Psychology and currently chairs the Research Advisory Board to the Foreign Minister of Canada. Her special area of interest is conflict management and conflict resolution.
J. David Singer is a Professor of Political Science and Director of the Correlates for War project at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His most recent book is Nations at War with Daniel Geller, Cambridge University Press.
Gillian Wylie is a lecturer at the Irish School of Ecumenics, Programme in International Peace Studies in Dublin, Ireland.
Lev Voronkov worked for 18 years (1970-1988) at the leading Soviet academic "think tank" - The Institute of the World Economy and International Relations. While there he was a member of its Board and Head of its different research units. Since 1988 he is the Director of the International Institute for Peace in Vienna and editor of its journal, Peace and Security - The IIP Research Quarterly. He has published and edited 7 books and more than 100 chapters, articles, and interviews in books, journals and newspapers.