The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace

December 17th, 2004John Paul Lederach, Ph.D.Boulder Mennonite Church; University of Notre Dame Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace StudiesHost: Gretchen Williams

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About the Presentation

Excerpts from an upcoming book based on my experiences with peacebuilding internationally.  I will share a few stories and then draw some conclusions about the nature of the challenge of peacebuilding and nonviolent social change.

About the Presenter

John Paul Lederach is Professor of International Peacebuilding at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He was the founding director of the Conflict Transformation Program at Eastern Mennonite University where he has been named a Distinguished Scholar. He works extensively as a practitioner in conciliation processes, active in Latin America, Africa, Southeast and Central Asia. He is widely known for the development of elicitive approaches to conflict transformation and the design and implementation of integrative and strategic approaches to peacebuilding. He is author of 16 books and manuals, including Building Peace: Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Societies (US Institute of Peace Press), The Little Book of Conflict Transformation (Good Books), and forthcoming The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace (Oxford University Press).

Additional Resources

Listen to a streaming audio recording of John Paul’s Keynote address to the Association of Conflict Resolution (ACR), in Sacramento, 9/2004.

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