Louis Kriesberg












 

Current Activities

A. REALIZING PEACE: CONSTRUCTIVE AMERICAN STRATEGIES

I am working on a book about alternative American governmental and nongovernmental foreign policies to advance peace, variously defined. The book analyzes official and non-official American foreign policy undertakings since the start of the Cold War. Concurrently, it traces the evolution of the field of conflict resolution, as these two areas of endeavors impact each other. Throughout, I note from time to time, what a more constructive approach might have been and less effective policies avoided. It concludes with considerations of changing global realities and prospects for a fundamental transformation of Americans’ ways of acting in world conflicts.

Chapter Headings:

1. Toward More Constructive Peacemaking
2. Early Periods in the Cold War, 1945-1968
3. Transformation of the Cold War, 1969-1988
4. Cold War Ending and New Conflicts Arising, 1989-2000.
5. Foreign Conflicts and War on Terrorism, 2001- 2009
6. Attempted Course Changes, 2010 – 2012
7. New Strategies for New Realities
8. Building Structures for Conducting Constructive Policies

B. NON-PROVOCATIVE DEFNSE

  Currently, I am participating in a PARCC project examining the possibilities of developing various non-provocative defense strategies in the Asia-Pacific region. The project is led by Bruce Dayton and Vice Admiral Robert Murrett and an edited volume on the topic is anticipated.

    C. CONFLICT-COLLABORATION RELATIONS IN THEORY AND PRACTICE

  Associates of PARCC are preparing chapters for an edited volume examining the relations between conflict and collaboration. I am participating in the ongoing meetings about this book.

    D. SAMED

  I continue to be engaged in the community organization, Syracuse Area Middle East Dialogue group, initiated in 1981. I and four other members will be recognized with IntterFaith Works Leadership Awards by InterFaith Works of Central New York in May 2012.