Lawrence S. Wittner

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Lawrence Wittner "is a Professor of History and director of the History graduate program at State University of New York, Albany. He serves on the national boards of the Peace History Society and Peace Action (the largest peace organization in the United States) and was previously President of the Peace History Society. Professor Wittner earned an AB from Columbia College, an MA in History from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in History from Columbia University.

"Professor Wittner's main interests lie in U.S.-Global Engagement, nuclear arms control and disarmament and peace movements. Professor Wittner has an extensive portfolio of published material on war and peace issues, especially on peace movements and on nuclear arms control and disarmament. His books include: Rebels Against War: The American Peace Movement 1933-1983; American Intervention in Greece, 1943-1949; One World or None: A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement Through 1953.; Resisting the Bomb: A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement 1954-1970; Toward Nuclear Abolition: A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement 1971 to the Present; and Peace Action: Past, Present and Future." [1] CV

Awards/Honors [2]

Selected Books

  • (Co-editor, with Glen H. Stassen) Peace Action: Past, Present, and Future. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2007. Paperback edition, 2007

Selected Articles

  • "Nonprofit Organizations and Nuclear Disarmament, 1971 to the Present," Working Paper Series [Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, Aspen Institute] (Winter 2001): 1-39.
  • "How Can the Peace Movement Be Made More Effective?" Peaceworker 18 (July 2004): 14-15.
  • "The Success of the Nuclear Freeze Campaign," Peace Review 18 (July-September 2006): 353-56.
  • "Anti-Nuclear Activism," in Speaking Out with Many Voices: Documenting American Activism and Protest in the 1960s and 1970s, ed. Heather Ann Thompson. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall (scheduled for 2008).
  • "Reprise," published online by ZNet, August 12, 2003. (Republished online as "What Activists Can Learn from the Nuclear Freeze Movement" by the History News Network, August 24, 2003, and in print as "Reprise," Peace Action Action Report 42 [Winter 2003]: 1, 3.)

Selected Books Reviews

  • Robert D. Schulzinger, The Wise Men of Foreign Affairs: The History of the Council on Foreign Relations, reviewed in Progressive 58 (November 1984): 42-43.
  • Nathaniel Davis, The Last Two Years of Salvador Allende, reviewed in Progressive 49 (October 1985): 40-41.

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  1. Fellows, Citizens for Global Solutions, accessed December 22, 2008.
  2. Lawrence S. Wittner, State University of New York, accessed August 28, 2009.