Finding peaceful solutions to the world's increasingly complex problems will be a huge task, which must also be based upon knowledge, experience and research. I hope that 1his important new Encyclopedia will reach a global lay audience as well as policy makers and academic experts and encourage many thousands of readers to study further and work harder for the peace on which our whole future depends.
-From the Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
This innovative and comprehensive encyclopedia charts the interdisciplinary field of peace studies from ancient times to the present day, offering a comprehensive survey of the full range of historical, political, theoretical and philosophical issues relating to peace and conflict. All major figures are covered, as well as major events, organizations, theories, and much more.
BLWorld Leaders: Mohandas Gandhi, Margaret Mead, Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King, Jr., Lucretia Mott
BLMajor Events: The Cuban Missile Crisis, Dayton Accords, Good Friday Agreement, Lebanon Hostage Crisis
BLOrganizations: Greenpeace, League of Nations, United Nations, Save the Children, International Committee of the Red Cross
BLTheories: Just War, Civil Disobedience, Conscientious Objection, Feminism and Peace, Postcolonialism and Peace, Power and Nonviolence Theory, Eco-Pacifism, Gay Rights
BLIn the News: Chemical and Biological Weapons, Human Rights, War Crimes, Terrorism, Nuclear Disarmament
Nigel Young was Cooley Research Professor in Peace Studies and Former Director of the Peace Studies Program at Colgate University from 1984-2004. Nigel is currently Research Professor in Peace Studies at Colgate University, New York. He holds a BA and MA in Modern History from Oxford University and a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in International Studies. Nigel has held several prior university positions including reader and
deputy head of school of peace studies at the University of Bradford (1973-1983) and lecturer in political science at the University of Birmingham (1968-1973). He also was a senior research fellow at the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo, Norway (1981, 1983 and 1984). Nigel was a founding member of CND
(1958) and CND London Region Organizer (1962-1964).