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"Nigel Young, now mainly based in Yorkshire, Northern England, has been active in transnational peace activity for at least a half century.
"He is presently Editor-in-Chief of the ‘Oxford International Encyclopedia of World Peace’ (a four-volume reference work). He is active in the Balkans Peace Park Project, UK (B3P).
"His several degrees are from Oxford University (1961, 63) and the University of California at Berkeley (1969, 1976). He has authored numerous publications including six books (two co-authored), and edited or co-edited others. A co-founder of the first Peace Studies department in Britain (Bradford, 1973/4), he was also the first endowed Peace Studies Chair-holder in the USA. As Professor of Peace Studies he was director of one of the earliest university Peace Studies Programs in North America (Colgate University, New York 1984-2004) where he retains the title of Research Professor.
"Having helped start CND at Oxford (1958-61), his first major international peace work was as the London Organizer of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (1961-63). He has held academic positions in sociology, politics and peace studies, at over a dozen universities and colleges worldwide, and was a Senior Peace Research fellow in Oslo, Norway (1981-84). Throughout the 1960s and early 1970s he was active in war-resistance movements and this was the topic of his PhD research. He also wrote a key book on the New Left (1976).
"Married to the distinguished author, anthropologist and ethnographer, Antonia Young, former Chair of B3P, they share interests in the former Yugoslavia and Albania. They have three grown-up daughters." 
- Director of Peace Studies, Colgate University, New York (1984-2004)
- Deputy head of Department of Peace Studies, Bradford University (l979)
- Director of Inter-University Center courses, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia (1978-1988)
- Senior Research Fellow, International Peace Research Institute, Oslo, Norway (1981-1983)
- Vice-President, European University Centre for Peace Studies (Austria) and Austrian Peace Research Institute Council (1990-1998)
- Director of Colgate University, Study Abroad semesters in Peace Studies (1987-2004)
SOME MAJOR PUBLICATIONS:
- Currently Editor in Chief, OXFORD INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD PEACE AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION Oxford University Press (2009)
- Jointly edited, CAMPAIGNS FOR PEACE: THE BRITISH PEACE MOVEMENT IN THE 20th CENTURY (Manchester University Press, 1987) with Richard Taylor.
- NATION STATE AND WAR RESISTANCE (Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1976)
- ON WAR, NATIONAL LIBERATION AND THE STATE, (Christian Action 1970)
- AN INFANTILE DISORDER? THE CRISIS AND DECLINE OF THE NEW LEFT (Routledge Kegan Paul, 1976, Westview Press, l977)
- PACIFISM IN THE 20th CENTURY with Peter Brock (Toronto University Press and Syracuse University Press 2003)
Multiple book chapters, including
- "The Contemporary European Anti-Nuclear Movement" in THE ARMS RACE AND NUCLEAR WAR, Ed. Frank Barnaby
- "Peace Movements in History" in TOWARD A JUST WORLD PEACE, Ed. Richard Falk
- "Peace Movements in Industrial Societies" in THE QUEST FOR PEACE, Ed. Rayno Varyrnen
- "War Resistance, State and Society" in WAR, STATE AND SOCIETY, Ed. Martin Shaw, Macmillan 1984
Resources and articles
- About, Nigel Young, accessed January 15, 2011.