W. David Baird Distinguished Lecture Series: John Paul Lederach

"The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace"

Thursday, February 11, 2010, 7:00 p.m.

John Lederach

John Paul Lederach is professor of international peacebuilding at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.  He is involved in conciliation work in Colombia, the Philippines, Nepal and Tajikistan, plus countries in East and West Africa.  He has helped design and conduct training programs in 25 countries across five continents.  Professor Lederach is the author or editor of 16 books and manuals, numerous academic articles and monographs on peace education, conflict transformation, international peacebuilding, and conciliation training, including The Moral Imagination:The Art and Soul of Buildling Peace, published by Oxford University Press.  His work has been widely published in English and Spanish.  Ledarach holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Colorado.