Online Journal of Peace and Conflict Resolution 1.2 -- May 1998


Contributor Information


Thomas Jordan  teaches in the Department of Human and Economic Geography at Gothenburg University, Sweden.  His research focusses on the role of ego development in social conflicts.  Relevant publications include: "Achtsamkeit im Umgang mit Konflikten: ein Weg zur Bewußtseinsentwicklung" (Transpersonale Psychologie und Psychotherapie,1997:1, s. 78-101) and "Recent German research on place attachments and regional identities" Geografiska Annaler, 1996:2, s. 99-111

Elizabeth S. Melvin is an internist and geriatrician, and Hospice Medical Director for the Kaiser Saint Theresa Medical Center.

Marty Price, J.D., is the founder and director of the Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP) Information and Resource Center. He describes himself as a "recovering attorney" and social worker turned to mediator and trainer. Price specializes in the mediation of homicide cases and other crimes of severe violence, with a focus on drunk driving fatality cases. He is the founder and former director of the VORP of Clackamas County (Oregon). Price is a current Board Member and former Co-Chair of the Victim-Offender Mediation Association (VOMA), a non-profit, international, educational and advocacy organization that promotes restorative justice and supports victim-offender mediation and reconciliation programs.

Nilanthi Samaranayake received a B.A. in International Studies at American University in December 1997. She currently works as a Research Assistant at the Pew Research Center for The People & The Press in Washington, D.C.

J. David Singer is Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan and Director of the Correlates of War Project there. The project arose out of his early interaction and friendship with Kenneth Boulding in the early days of the Center for Research and Conflict Resolution. Among his publications are Deterrence, Arms Control, and Disarmament; Quantitative International Politics; Explaining War; The Correlates of War I and II; Resort to Arms: International and Civil War, 1816-1980; Models, Methods, and Progress: A Peace Research Odyssey; and most recently Nations at War: A Scientific Study of International Conflict, with Daniel Geller.

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