John Paul Lederach, Ph.D.
Dr. John Paul Lederach is currently Professor of International Peacebuilding at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame.
Widely known for his pioneering work on conflict transformation, Lederach 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.
He is the author of The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace (Oxford University Press, 2005), The Journey Toward Reconciliation (Herald Press, 1999), Building Peace: Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Societies (USIP, 1997), and Preparing for Peace: Confliction Transformation Across Cultures (Syracuse University Press, 1995).
Lederach holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Colorado (1988).