RESUME

PROFESSOR NIGEL JAMES YOUNG

 

George R. and Myra T. Cooley Research Professor of Peace Studies;

Professor of Sociology (1984); Director of the Peace Studies

Program (l984-2004), Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, USA

 

DEGREES:

 

BA, MA, Magdalen College, Oxford University, UK, 1961, 1963;

PhD University of California at Berkeley 1976

 

OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

Reader in Peace Studies, and founder member of the Department,

University of Bradford (England) 1973-84;

University of Birmingham Political Sociology (England) 1968-73;

Visiting professorships at several institutions including the University of California (San Diego), Earlham

College, University of Westphalia, Münster (Germany) and the University of Oslo (Norway)

 

Teaching Specialties:

Political Sociology; Comparative Historical Studies of War and the State;

Art, Literature and Film of Peace and War,Evolution of Peace Studies;

History of Social and Political Ideas and Movements;  the Role of Historical Memory of War and Peace

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

The State and War as a focus of research;  the Nation State and War Resistance;

Anglo-American and Continental European Peace Movements; History of Peace Research; 

Role of Non-Governmental Transnational Relationships in Promoting Peace and Global Society;

History of Pacifism and Conscientious Objection.

 

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.

 

Sole author:

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)

 

Joint Author:

PACIFISM IN THE 20th CENTURY with Peter Brock

(Toronto University Press and Syracuse University Press 2003)

 

Hundreds of reviews, articles in e.g. BULLETIN OF PEACE PROPOSALS,

SICHERHEIT UND FRIEDEN, PEACE AND CHANGE, PERSPECTIVES, DIALOG,

ALTERNATIVES, WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PEACE, THE GUARDIAN, NEW STATESMAN, TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT

 

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

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

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)

 

Distinctions:

Many grants and scholarships, and visiting professorships and fellowships, including:

Carl V. Ossiestky Distinguished Professorship, F.R.G. Germany (1982);

Program Chair, Peace Studies Section,  International Studies Association (l984)

Prizes and awards:

Winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement, Dayton, Ohio (2011)

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