John Paul Lederach

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John Paul Lederach "is the founding director of EMU’s Conflict Transformation Program and its associated Institute for Justice and Peacebuilding. Dr. Lederach has extensive experience as a peacebuilding practitioner, trainer and consultant throughout Latin America, Africa and the U.S.

"He has pioneered in developing elicitive methods of conflict resolution training and practice, and is a widely published theorist in both English and Spanish. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Colorado and has been at EMU since 1990." [1]


  • Into The Eye Of The Storm: A Handbook of International Peacebuilding (co-authored with Janice Jenner)
  • Building Peace: Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Societies (United States Institute of Peace Press, 1998).
  • From the Ground Up : Mennonite Contributions to International Peacebuilding (co-author Cynthia Sampson) (Oxford University Press, 2000).
  • Journey Toward Reconciliation
  • Preparing for Peace: Conflict Transformation Across Cultures (Syracuse Studies on Peace and Conflict Resolution)
  • The Little Book of Conflict Transformation
  • The Moral Imagination : The Art and Soul of Building Peace (Oxford University Press, 2005).

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  1. John Paul Lederach, EMU, accessed August 24, 2009.
  2. Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies, George Mason University, accessed April 8, 2010.