Professor John Paul Lederach

is an international advisor to NTTP-I. He is a Professor of International Peace Building and Director of Peace Accords Matrix, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at University of Notre dame and Distinguished Scholar at Eastern Mennonite University, USA. Peace Accords Matrix is Kroc Institute’s unique source of comparable data on all comprehensive peace agreements that have been signed since 1989.

He was the founding director for the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University in 1994. Widely known for his pioneering work in conflict transformation, he is involved in conciliation work in Colombia, the Philippines, and Nepal, in addition to countries in East and West Africa. He has helped design and conduct training programs in 25 countries across five continents. Prof Lederach is the author of 22 books, including When Blood and Bones Cry Out: Journeys Through the Soundscape of Healing and Reconciliation (University of Queensland Press, 2010), The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace (Oxford University Press, 2005), The Journey Toward Reconciliation (Herald Press, 1999), Building Peace: Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Societies (USIP, 1997), and Preparing for Peace: Confliction Transformation Across Cultures (Syracuse University Press, 1995). He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Colorado (1988).