John Paul Lederach

Professor Emeritus of International Peacebuilding

337 Hesburgh Center for International Studies
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-6970
jplbus@gmail.com

John Paul Lederach

Professor Emeritus of International Peacebuilding

Widely known for his pioneering work in conflict transformation, John Paul Lederach is involved in conciliation work in Colombia, the Philippines, and Nepal, plus countries in East and West Africa. He has helped design and conduct training programs in 25 countries across five continents. Lederach is a senior strategist for the Peace Accords Matrix, the Kroc Institute’s unique source of comparable data on all comprehensive peace agreements that have been signed since 1989.

Lederach is the author of 22 books, including When Blood and Bones Cry Out: Journeys Through the Soundscape of Healing and Reconciliation, (University of Queensland Press, 2010), 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 PhD in sociology from the University of Colorado (1988).