Linda Groff is Professor, Political Science and Future Studies at California State University. She teaches, writes, consults, and give talks on various global, futures, intercultural, conflict resolution, peace, and spiritual topics. She is active in the World Future Society; World Future Studies Federation; Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research as well as the International Peace Research Association.

Tom Milburn is Mershon Professor of Psychology and Public Policy at the Ohio State University. As a psychologist, he has been interested in the study of conflict from different viewpoints for many years. He has books and articles in the areas of international influence processes, and mediation and peacekeeping of conflicts at different levels.

Sir Shridath Ramphal is Co-Chairman of the Commiission on Global Governance (with Ingvar Carlsson) and a member of the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict. He served as Secretary-General of the Commonwealth (1975 to 1990) and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Justice of Guyana. Sir Ramphal also worked with the Brandt and Brundtland Commissions. In addition to the above and other important public posts, he is the author of many articles and books, including Our Country, The Planet.

Martin Rochester is Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. He has written a number of books on international politics and international organizations, most recently Waiting for the Millennium: The United Nations and the Future of World Order (1993). His scholarly articles have appeared in such journals as International Organization, the Journal of Peace Research, International Studies Quarterly, and the American Political Science Review.

Paul Smoker is Lloyd Professor of Peace Studies and World Law at Antioch College. He has published more than 70 academic books and journal articles as well as many articles in popular magazines and newspapers. His research areas cover a range of topics, including arms races, peace theory, religion and peace, peace movements, alternative futures, and simulation of international relations and alternative futures.

Franke Wilmer is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Montana State University. Her first book, Indigenous Voice in World Politics: Since Time Immemorial, was published by Sage in 1993. She has published articles on topics related to critical indigenous issues, world society and international relations theory, and is currently conducting research on the psychocultural roots of conflict and violence in the former Yugoslavia.