Information about Authors


Kevin Clements is the Vernon and Minnie Lynch Professor of Conflict Resolution, and Director of the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. He is President of the International Peace Research Association, and the IPRA Foundation. He is currently working on the role of NGOs in conflict termination/transformation processes in civil wars.

Eirwen Harbottle has worked for the International Peace Academy, Centre for Human Rights & Responsibilities, the Kurds and Vietnamese "Boat People." She led the World Disarmament Campaign (UK), including conceiving the youth musical PEACE CHILD. In 1983, with her husband Michael, she co-founded the Centre for International Peacebuilding. She sees security in its holistic sense: environmentally, socially, spiritually, with a special role for youth, women and the military.

Brigadier Michael Harbottle is a former Chief of Staff of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus. He is the author and coauthor of a number of books on international peacekeeping, including the Peacekeeper's Handbook. He has been a Senior Lecturer in Peace Studies at universities in England, Canada and South Africa. He is a founding member of the group of retired Senior Officers which has been promoting new concepts of security based on cooperation not confrontation since 1981. In its present form as the Worldwide Consultative Association of Retired Generals and Admirals it has a membership of forty former top ranking officers from 25 countries.

Alberto L'Abate is the former head of the Research Center of Florence Province and Tuscany, and has conducted research in social and health planning for the United Nations, the European Council and the World Health Organization. He teaches methodology of social research at Florence University and is the author of several publications on the sociology of mental disease and discrimination, on social-health planning, on conflict and nonviolence, and on research methodology. He is an active member of the Italian Section of War Resisters International and directs a Summer School of Training in Nonviolence.

Luc Reychler received his PhD degree from Harvard in 1976 and is presently professor of International Relations and Peace Research at the University of Leuven, Belgium.