Applied Peace Studies Upcoming Events

David Cortright Public Lecture – The Power of Nonviolence

November 14, 2013 »  7 pm in the Great Hall

David CortrightDavid Cortright is the Director of Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute and Chair of the Board of the Fourth Freedom Forum. The author or editor of 17 books, most recently Ending Obama's War (forthcoming May 2011, Paradigm) and Towards Nuclear Zero (Routledge, IISS, 2010) he also is the editor of Peace Policy, Kroc's online journal. He blogs at

Other recent works by Cortright include the 2nd edition of Gandhi and Beyond: Nonviolence for a New Political Age, Peace: A History of Movements and Ideas, and Uniting Against Terror: Cooperative Nonmilitary Responses to the Global Terrorist Threat.

Cortright has written widely about nonviolent social change, nuclear disarmament, and the use of multilateral sanctions and incentives as tools of international peacemaking. He has provided research services to the foreign ministries of Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland, and has served as consultant or advisor to agencies of the United Nations, the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict, the International Peace Academy, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.