Information About Authors
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.
Tarja Väyrynen is a research fellow at Tampere Peace Research Institute. She gained her doctorate at the University of Kent, England. Her current research interests include conflict resolution in dialogical communities and the construction of ethnicity in the late-modern world
Tore Nyhamar has been a Assistant Professor at the University of Oslo and is currently a visiting scholar at The George Washington University. At present his main work is on a project on negotiated transfers to democracy in ethnic conflicts.
Bent D. Jørgensen is a reseacher and lecturer at Department of Peace & Development Research, Göteborg University, Sweden. His main teaching and research interests include development studies, Southeast Asia, and conflict resolution.
Michael Nagler is Professor emeritus at UC, Berkeley, he founded the Peace and Conflict Studies Program (PACS) there and still regularly teaches the upper-division nonviolence course, and has spoken and written widely for campus, religious, public and special interest groups on the subject of peace and nonviolence for twenty-five years in addition to his career in classics. He has consulted for the U.S. Institute of Peace and many other organizations and is President of METTA: Centers for Nonviolence Education. He is the author of America Without Violence, The Upanishads (with Sri Eknath Easwaran) and is working on Gandhi for Beginners with some of his students from Berkeley, and a book of his own, Acts of Love: Our Nonviolent Destiny and the Challenge of the Third Millenium.