Barry L. Gan

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Barry Gan Professor of Philosophy, and Director of the Center for Nonviolence (St. Bonaventure University). He is the co-editor with Robbie Lieberman of the Journal Peace & Change.

"Gan is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Nonviolence at St. Bonaventure University. He is co-editor with Robert L. Holmes of a leading anthology on nonviolence, Nonviolence in Theory and Practice, 2nd edition; editor of The Acorn: Journal of the Gandhi-King Society; co-editor of Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research, Journal of the Peace History Society and the Peace and Justice Studies Association; and for two years he served as program committee chair of the oldest and largest interfaith peace group in the United States, the Fellowship of Reconciliation. He has taught at St. Bonaventure University for the past twenty-four years since receiving his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy from the University of Rochester in 1981 and 1984, respectively. Prior to that he taught high school and junior high school English for six years. " [1]

In 2005, along with Robert L. Holmes he published "Nonviolence in Theory and Practice" (Second Edition). Notable contemporary theorists of nonviolence included in this book are: Jack DuVall, Mubarak E. Awad, R. Scott Kennedy, Allan Solomonow, Gila Svirsky, and Lucy Nusseibeh.

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  1. Board, Peace Studies Journal, accessed March 10, 2011.
  2. Academic Advisors, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, accessed March 21, 2010.