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Derry Conference Participants
(Participants are listed in the order of their appearance on the program)

Mari Fitzduff is the Director of INCORE (Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity), a joint initiative of the United Nations University and the University of Ulster based in Derry/Londonderry in Northern Ireland. She is the author of Beyond Violence: Conflict Resolution and Processes in Northern Ireland (United Nations University Press, 1996).

Martin Seligman is president of the American Psychological Association, has a chair in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the author of such well-known books as Helplessness: On Depression, Development, and Death (New York: Scribners, 1975) and the best selling Learned Optimism (New York: A.A/ Knopf, 1992).

Peter Suedfeld is president of the Canadian Psychological Association and is the former head of the department of psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He is the editor, with Philip Tetlock, of Psychology and Social Policy (New York: Hemisphere, 1992), and the editor of Psychology and Torture (New York: Hemisphere, 1990).

Daniel Chirot is professor of International Studies and of Sociology at the University of Washington. He is the author of Modern Tyrants: The Power and Prevalence of Evil in Our Age (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996).

Ken Jowitt has a chair in political science at the University of California at Berkeley and is the author of New World Disorder: The Leninist Extinction (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992)

Brendan O'Leary is head of the political science department at the London School of Economics and the author, with John McGarry, of The Politics of Ethnic Conflict: Case Studies of Protracted Ethnic Conflicts (London: Routledge, 1993) and, also with John McGarry, Explaining Northern Ireland (Oxford: Blackwell, 1995).

Ervin Staub is professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the author of Roots of Evil: The Origins of Genocide and Other Group Violence (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989).

Fikret Adanir is professor of history at the University of Bochum and the author of Die Makedonische Frage [The Macedonian Question] (Wiesbaden: F. Steiner, 1979). He now heads a German project to bring together Armenian and Turkish historians to discuss relations between the two nations and reconcile them.

Ben Kiernan, head of the Cambodia Genocide Project at Yale University and the world's leading exert on that topic, is a professor of history at Yale. He is the author of The Pol Pot Regime: Race, Power, and Genocide in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, 1975-79 (New Haven" Yale University Press, 1996) and How Pol Pot Came to Power: A History of Communism in Kampuchea, 1930-1975 (London: Verso, 1985).

Misha Glenny, formerly a correspondent for the BBC, is now finishing a major history of the modern Balkans. He is the author of the best selling The Fall of Yugoslavia: The Third Balkan War (New York: Penguin, 3rd edition in 1996) and The Rebirth of History: Eastern Europe in the Age of Democracy (Harmondsworth; Penguin, 2nd edition, 1993).

Anthony Oberschall is professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of Social Movements: Ideologies, Interests, and Identities (New Brunswick: Transaction, 1993).

Resat Kasaba, professor of international studies at the University of Washington, is the author of The Ottoman Empire and the World Economy (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1988).

Herbert Kelman holds a chair in social psychology and ethics at Harvard. He is the author of Crimes of Obedience: Toward a Social Psychology of Authority and Responsibility (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989).

Clark McCauley, Co-Director of the Asch Center, is professor of psychology at Bryn Mawr College and is the editor, with Y.T. Lee and Lee Jussim, of Stereotype Accuracy: Toward Appreciating Group Differences (Washington: American Psychological Association Press, 1995).

Ed Cairns is professor of psychology at the University of Ulster, Colraine. He is the author of Children and Political Violence (Oxford: Blackwell, 1996).

Gerard Prunier is the world's foremost expert on the Rwandan genocide. He is at the French National Center for Scientific Research, in Paris, and the author of The Rwanda Crisis: History of a Genocide (New York: Columbia University Press, 1995).

Crawford Young is professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is one of America's foremost Africanists and author of The African Colonial State in Comparative Perspective (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994) and Ideology and Development in Africa (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982).

John Reed holds a chair in sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is the foremost sociologist of the American South. He is the author of Surveying the South: Studies in Regional Sociology (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1993),  (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1983), and most recently, with Dale Reed, he wrote the popular 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About the South (New York: Doubleday, 1996).

Jomo K.S. is one of Malaysia's foremost economists, professor of economics and administration at the University of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, and author of Southeast Asia's Misunderstood Miracle: Industrial Policy and Economic Development in Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia (Boulder: Westview, 1997).

Ian Lustick, Associate Director of the Asch Center, chairs the political science department at the University of Pennsylvania and is the author of Unsettled States, Disputed Lands: Britain and Ireland, France and Algeria, Israel and the West Bank (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1993).

Paul Rozin, Co-Director of the Asch Center, is professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and the author, with Allan Brandt, of Morality and Health (New York: Routledge, 1997).

Miguel Angel Centeno is professor of sociology at Princeton and the author of Democracy Within Reason: Technocratic Revolution in Mexico (University Park: State University of Pennsylvania, 1994).

Don Foster is professor of psychology at the University of Cape Town and the author of Detention and Torture in South Africa: Psychological, Legal, and Historical Studies (New York: St. Martin's, 1987).

Geoffrey Robinson is professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of The Dark Side of Paradise: Political Violence in Bali (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1995).

Melvin Konner is professor of anthropology and in the medical school at Emory University. He wrote Why the Reckless Survive and Other Secrets of Human Nature (New York: Viking, 1990) and Tangled Wing: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit (New York" Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1982).

Dean Pruitt is Distinguished Professor of psychology at the State University of New York, Buffalo, and the author, with Peter Carnevale, of Negotiation in Social Conflict (Pacific Grove: Brooks/Cole, 1993).

Miles Hewstone is professor of psychology at the University of Wales, Cardiff, and the author of Causal Attribution: From Cognitive Process to Collective Beliefs (Oxford: Blackwell, 1989).

Corann Okorodudu is professor of psychology at Rowann College. She helped Rachel Davis Dubois write the autobiographical All This and Something More (Bryn Mawr: Dorrance, 1984).

Ronald Fisher is professor of psychology at the University of Saskatchewan and the author of The Social Psychology of Intergroup and International Conflict (New York" Springer Verlag, 1990) and Interactive Conflict Resolution (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1996).

Inger Agger works at the Centre for Development Research in Copenhagen and is the author of Bla Vaerelse, translated into English as The Blue Room: Trauma and Testimony Among Refugee Women, a Psychosocial Exploration (London: Zed, 1994).

 

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