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Kathleen Malley-Morrison, Ed.D., Director of the Group on International Perspectives on Governmental Aggression and Peace (GIPGAP), is a Professor of Psychology at Boston University. With the support of grants from the NIMH she conducted several studies of family relationships with a particular focus on the transition from late adolescence into adulthood. She has also conducted extensive research on family violence since 1980 when she was a postdoctoral fellow on the family violence team at Children’s Hospital in Boston. She regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on the family and on family violence, as well as a course on the Psychology of War and Peace. She is the first author of several books, including Treating Child Abuse and Family Violence in Hospitals with Eli Newberger, Richard Bourne, and Jane Snyder, and Family Violence in a Cultural Perspective with Denise Hines. She is the editor of the book International Perspectives on Family Violence and Abuse: A Cognitive Ecological Approach. She is co-author, with Denise Hines, of Family Violence in the United States and, with Anne Copeland, of the Sage book Studying Families. Her current focus is primarily on cross-cultural and international perspectives on governmental aggression and peace.

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Abdelkader Abdelali, Ph.D. has his Ph.d from Alger, he is a lecturer at Saida university: Dr tahar Moulay, in Algeria. The Main areas of interest are comparative politics, religion politics, Arab and Middle East politics, International relations theories.

Jacqui Akhurst, Ph.D has a Ph.D. from South Africa. She is a senior lecturer at York St John University, York, England. She was formerly a senior lecturer in Psychology in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and worked extensively with trainee and in-service teachers, school counselors and school psychologists. She has published articles about the impact of apartheid on education and counseling. Her research interests are in the fields of community psychology, student development in Higher Education, career psychology and adolescent mental health and wellbeing. Jacqui co-authored the South Africa chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Kareem AlObaidi, Ph.D. Dr Abdul Kareem AlObaidi is a consultant psychiatrists and child psychiatrist; he is the founder and the chairman of Iraqi Association for Child Mental Health (IACMH). He has been awarded the International Membership at both the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) and the American Academy for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACCAP), and he is the Iraqi representative at International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN). Main areas of interest are promotion of child mental health and child protection in Iraq. He is struggling to secure his family and himself from the current threats in his country and serving his society, on June 2007 he has addressed a direct appeal to the UN secretary general over the plight of children in his home country, warning that the violence there was causing widespread emotional and behavioural damage – and could lead to spiralling violence in the future.

Dr AlObaidi, Ph.D. co-authored the Iraq chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

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Flavia Angelino currently resides in Argentina. She is a licensed Sociologist, receiving her title from the Faculty of Social Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires. She has participated in research across many topics. She attends and participates in many conferences, including some based on the genocide that occurred in Argentina’s history. She has assisted in the writing of two books, one discussing the bio-psycho-social view of adolescence and another on Internet use by youths.

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Majed Ashy, M.A., Ph.D. from Saudi Arabia, is a research Fellow in Psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School/McLean Hospital and a lecturer in Psychology at Boston university. Dr. Majed’s research focus on the effects of stress and childhood experiences on brain development and later physical and psychological health. His work also covers various cross cultural issues in psychology. Majed authored the Saudi Arabia chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Davies Banda, is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Policy and Development at York St John University in North Yorkshire, England. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Sport and Leisure Policy at Loughborough University focussing on the role of sport National Governing Bodies and NGOs in Zambia’s multi-sectoral approach to fighting HIV/AIDS. His research interests are centred on the use of sport as a tool for social change. He has previously worked for Sheffield Hallam University on a national research team that was commissioned by the UK Home Office to monitor and evaluate the impact of sports initiatives as tool for social inclusion and community cohesion. He also worked for Loughborough University on a project commissioned by the International Olympic Committee focussing on the role of women on national Olympic committees.

Davies co-authored the Zambia chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Rodrigo Barahona , Psya. D., LADC-1, from Costa Rica, is a certified psychoanalyst in private practice in Brookline, Massachusetts, and director and supervisor at the Latino Partial Hospital at the Arbour Hospital . He is a faculty member at The Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis and adjunct faculty at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies in San Jose, Costa Rica. Rodrigo authored the Costa Rica chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Ana Barbeiro, M.A., from Portugal, graduated in Psychology from Porto University and got her Masters Degree in Justice Psychology from Minho University, with a dissertation focused on an ecological approach to youth transgression. She also post graduated on Human Rights and Democracy, from Coimbra University, and she is a student member of the Portuguese Society of Client Centred Psychotherapy. She is a teaching assistant at Piaget Institute, Portugal, and she is doing her Ph.D. at Minho University, on the subject of lay people discourses and representations of human rights and institutional violence. She is working with Carla Machado in the research team on Portuguese attitudes towards state violence.

Mariana Barbosa, from Portugal, is a teaching assistant at the Catholic University of Portugal. She is doing her Ph.D at Minho University, studying the Portuguese perspectives on state violence, by exploring the citizens’ judgments, but also the mass media and political discourse on this issue. In 2007 she was in Boston University as a visiting scholar, under the supervision of professor Kathleen Malley-Morrison and collaborating with the GIPGAP team. She co-authored the German chapter in the series of four books to be published by Praeger International Security.

Scott Edward Borrelli, Ed.D., from the United States, received his Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston University in 1979. He is a licensed psychologist (MA, CA, FL), Diplomate/Board Certified in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, and medical psychology, and is the Chief Editor of the online European journal, The EMDR Practitioner. For nearly two decades, he has been living in Europe teaching and working with multi-cultural populations as a faculty member of Boston University and now the University of Maryland. Scott co-authored the Spain chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Helena Castanheira, P.G. Helena Castanheira co-authored the Spain chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series. Helena has a post graduate degree in business management from ISCTE University in her native Portugal and a BA in Psychology and Management. Her research interests are in the areas of moral disengagement theory and transitional justice systems and reconciliation processes in post conflict situations. She has published in the International Psychology Bulletin and in the Peace Psychology Newsletter. Helena joined GIPGAP in 2006 and is currently working as a Lab Manager for Kathleen Malley-Morrison.

Nina Carstens, B.A. has her Bachelor of Economic Sciences degree, with majors in Marketing and Industrial Psychology, and has furthered to clinical psychology with another two years of study. Nina’s interests as a student and an individual include studying how microeconomics evolves into a macroeconomic perspective, and the decisions of few affect the lives of many.
Megan Clapp received her B.A. in Psychology from Notre Dame de Namur University. After graduation, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in South Africa, where she trained community health workers and high school students as HIV educators. She is currently interning with Psychologoists for Social Responsibility.

Amanda Clinton, M.Ed., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Puerto Rico who specializes in violence prevention, culture and bilingualism, learning disabilities, and early childhood. She is a credentialed school psychologist and a licensed psychologist with experience in educational, hospital, and clinic settings in addition to research and teaching. Dr. Clinton was previously awarded a Fellowship by the Organization of American States and recognized as a Fulbright Scholar. She has published articles in English and Spanish regarding learning, behavior, and violence prevention issues and is currently spear-heading research projects based in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, as well as Puerto Rico. Amanda authored the Nicaragua and Colombia chapters in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Michael Corgan, Ph.D. co-authored the Iceland chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Mahlon B. Dalley, Ph.D. authored the Botswana chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Maria Daskalopoulos, from Greece, received her B.A. in psychology from Boston University in 2005. She has co-authored journal articles on Greek, Italian and English perspectives on elder abuse.


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Priscilla Dass-Brailsford, Ph.D. co-authored the South Africa chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Helena Syna Desivilya, Ph.D. – an associate professor – is the head of the Sociology and Anthropology department at the Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel. She is a social organizational psychologist by training. She conducts research on interpersonal and inter-group relations in organizations (including conflict management) and in the community, focusing especially on the effects of personal factors such as gender and ethnic or national origin on the intra and inter-group dynamics. She is an active member of the International Association for Conflict Management, a member of the editorial board of Conflict Resolution Quarterly, International Journal for Conflict Management and Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. She has published her research on conflict in various journals, such as Journal of Social Issues, Journal of Peace Research, International Journal for Conflict Management and Organization Studies and book chapters in the area of management and collaborative research. Helena co-authored the Israel chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Eros DeSouza, Ph.D. co-authored the Peru chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Regina Estuar, Ph.D. co-authored the Philippines chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.
eric_fischer Eric Fischer, from Germany, holds a Master-level degree in sociology. He is a teaching assistant at the department of sociology at the University of Bielefeld where he is also working on his Ph.D. thesis. His main interests are the study of face-to-face interactions and social systems theory. He is currently collaborating on the chapter on Western European perspectives on torture.

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Maria Galmarini, B.A., was born in Argentina and currently lives in the United States. She has Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Boston University. She is currently working towards a Masters in Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University in Florida.

Asifa Hasan, M.S. is an Assistant Professor at the National Defence University (NDU) Islamabad, Pakistan. She is currently assisting in establishing the department of Governance and Public Policy at NDU, which is expected to become operational in September 2008. Alongside she is engaged in conducting a research study of the growing trends of talibanisation as a result of the decimation of governance structures in the North Western Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan.
Recently Asifa worked as Editor Reports at Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN), Pakistan and authored some of the weekly pre-election monitoring reports for the General Election 2008. She also co-authored the final Election Monitoring Report, covering all phases of the General Election 2008. 

Previously Asifa worked as a Research Fellow at Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre, Islamabad, where she researched various aspects of political and economic governance in South Asia. Asifa has also taught a graduate course on Political Governance in South Asia as part of the visiting faculty in the department of International Affairs at the International Islamic University Islamabad.

Asifa holds an MS in Global Affairs from Rutgers University, and co-authored the Pakistan chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

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Kristina Hellqvist holds a Master in Intercultural Communication and International Relations from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Her main fields of interests are centered around peace building, interculturalism, economic justice and migration. Her master’s thesis, “Independence and Involvement”, focuses on conditions for building intercultural local societies in the midst of a globalised, postmodern world. She has served as a member of the International Executive Committee of the worldwide peace movement Service Civil International, an organization through which she also has made numerous volunteer services in different parts of the world. She has been human rights observer in Bethlehem in the Ecumencial Accompainment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI), run by the World Council of Churches and has lived for shorter periods in Egypt, Central America and Spain. Kristina lives in Stockholm, Sweden, and is currently working as an advisor on refugee- and integration issues in the head office of the Church of Sweden.

Denise Hines, Ph.D. co-authored the United States: Ethnic Minorities chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Etsuko Hoshino-Browne, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Swarthmore College. Being born and raised in Japan, educated in Canada for her honors BA and Ph.D., and now working in the US, she has unique cultural and ethnical backgrounds and has extensive experiential insight into the workings of three cultures. Taking advantage of this relatively unique and privileged position among North American researchers, she has a passionate interest in examining social psychological processes from cultural perspectives. Her published research includes cross-cultural examinations on cognitive dissonance and social perspective taking. She also has a great interest in prejudice and intergroup relations and has published research on stereotype activation and application processes.

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Jas Laile Suzana Binti Jaafar, Ph.D. co-authored the Malaysia chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Mikyung Jang, Ph.D., from Korea, received her Ph.D. in psychology from Boston University. Her dissertation, under the supervision of Professors Deborah Belle and Kathleen Malley-Morrison, focused on parenting style and social support network. She has published several articles in the area of elder abuse and social support networks and has worked most recently as a research associate at the Research Institute of Human Behavior at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. Mikyung co-authored the Korea chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Linda Jeffrey, Ph.D. co-authored the Iraq chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.
laura johnson croft Laura R. Johnson, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Psychology and the Croft Institute of International Studies at the University of Mississippi where she teaches multicultural psychology, environmental psychology, intercultural communication, human sexuality, and study abroad in Tanzania. Laura’s research interest spans cultural and conservation psychology, with a focus on youth development and civic engagement in a global environment. Laura provides workshops and consultation in cultural competence, intercultural communication, and cross-cultural adjustment.  She co-founded and supervises the Cultural Connections project for international students and the Lambda support group for GLBT students. She has been an international student in Kenya (87-88), Peace Corps volunteer in Papua New Guinea (93-95), Fulbright Fellow to Uganda (2000-2001), and recipient of a National Geographic Conservation Trust grant to Uganda (2007). Laura received her PhD from the University of Louisville (2003) and completed her internship at the Refugee Health Program of Colorado and the Asian Pacific Development Center (2002-2003). Laura has served on the American Psychological Association’s Committee on International Relations in Psychology (CIRP) (2008-2010) and is an International Division liaison to Uganda and Tanzania.

Janice Jones, Ph.D. authored the Laos chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Mohammad Shahid Kamal, M.D. authored the Pakistan chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

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Charles H. Kennedy Ph.D., M.P.P. Hank Kennedy has been in the Department of Political Science at Wake Forest University since 1985. Previously he taught at Bowdoin College. He received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1979. He also holds an MPP in public policy from Duke. Professor Kennedy has written about South Asian comparative political and governmental systems since 1975 and has conducted field research in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India. He served as the Director of the American Institute of Pakistan Studies from 1988-2001; and was the institute’s Secretary from 1982-1988. He has written or edited eleven books, which deal with South Asia. His most recent include: Pakistan: 2005 (Oxford University Press, 2006); Pakistan at the Millennium (Oxford University Press, 2003), and Government and Politics in South Asia 6th edition (Westview Press, in press 2008). Professor Kennedy also has a long-standing teaching interest in the issues of political Islam, and in US foreign policy with respect to the Middle East and South Asia. During his career he has been the recipient of three Senior Fulbright Research awards. He is a member of the Kashmir Studies Group. Hank co-authored the Pakistan chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.
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Grace M. Kibanja, PhD, is currently Chair, Department of Educational, Organizational & Social Psychology, Makerere University, Uganda. She holds a PhD in Social Psychology and teaches Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology, Community Psychology, Psychology of Gender, and Conflict & Negotiation Management. She worked on a national project on “values and development in Uganda” sponsored by NIRP (Netherlands, Israel, development Research Programme) from 1995 until 2002. Out of this work a famous book entitledEscaping from Behavioral Poverty in Uganda: The Role of Culture and Social Capital was published in 2005. Grace is reviewer for the International Journal of Intercultural Relations. Her research interests are in the areas of Ethnicity, Political Identity, Cultural Values, Gender, Negotiations, Social Capital and Behavioral Poverty.

Mi-Sung Kim, M.A., from Korea, has an M.A in Child Psychology & Education, Sung Kyun Kwan Univ., Seoul, Korea, 2000. Her Master’s thesis is on mother-child interaction and emotional understanding. Mi-Sung co-authored the Korea chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.
julia_koenig Julia König, from Germany, is a teaching assistant and psychotherapist at the department of psychology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. In 2004 she did a short internship at Boston University under the supervision of professor Kathleen Malley-Morrison. She received her psychotherapy license in 2010 and is currently working on her Ph.D. thesis on cognitive therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. She is the lead author of the chapter on Western European perspectives on torture.

Mark Leach, Ph.D. co-authored the South Africa chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Elisabeth (Beth) Leembruggen-Kallberg, Ed.D., graduated from Boston University, with post graduate studies in counseling psychology at the University of Maryland. Her dissertation, chaired by Dr Len Zaichkowsky of Boston University, focused on identity development in ‘multiple cultured’ women. She has written on cross cultural adjustment, the role of religious coping & spirituality in cross cultural adaptation and identity development. She teaches lifespan development, counseling, ethics, and family systems at Azusa College, Free University, Amsterdam. Born in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Beth has lived in five cultures (Sri Lanka, USA, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands) and traveled throughout Africa, Austral- Asia, North America and Europe. As a member of the minority Burgher community in Sri Lanka, she has had opportunity to experience issues of cross cultural adaptation first hand. She married in Munich, studied at the universities of Tuebingen and Mainz and lived continuously in Germany from 1983-1997. She has also co-authored a text on German life and culture. She has presented at the American Counselling Association, the German Psychologists of Religion and the Netherlands Research School of Women’s Studies. Elizabeth co-authored the Germany chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Graham Lindegger, Ph.D. co-authored the South Africa chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Carla Machado, Ph.D. authored the Portugal chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

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Raquel Matos is a lecturer at the Faculty of Education and Psychology of the Catholic University of Portugal, where she teaches research methods and justice psychology. She worked as a researcher in several projects about victims of violence, but her research interests are now focused on gender and crime and on state violence. She has recently finished her doctoral dissertation about life trajectories of young women in Portuguese prisons and she is now researching Portuguese attitudes towards state violence.

Alfred L. McAlister is a professor in Behavioral Sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has been actively involved in the application of behavioral science research promotion campaigns in the United States, Finland, China, and Kazakhstan. He was also lead researcheer on an NIH grant investigating “Moral Disengagement: Measurement and Modification.” He is a leading expert on moral disengagement and engagement mechanisms and will be lead author on a new chapter on moral engagements which is under development for this research group.

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Sheri McCarthy, Ph.D. is Professor of Educational Psychology, Northern Arizona University, where she has been a faculty member in the graduate Counseling and Human Relations programs since 1996. Prior to that, she worked as a counseling psychologist specialized in grief and bereavement counseling, a school psychologist and a special education teacher. Sherri has been involved in international research in psychology since the beginning of her career. As part of APA’s Div. 2 (Teaching) P3 initiative, she developed a series of international teaching conferences, ICOPE. So far, these conferences have been held in Russia, Australia and South America. The 5th is scheduled for South Africa in 2012, 6th in Arizona in 2014 and 7th in Brazil in 2016. Sherri has authored several books on international topics, including Teaching Psychology around the World, Vols. I – III, Building Asian Families and Communities in the 21st Century, Preventing Teen Violence, Coping with Special Needs Classmates, A Death in the Family, and others. She has written a number of chapters in collections such as Handbook of International Psychology and Handbook of Practice Based Research, and authored or co-authored over 50 research articles on international topics in collaboration with colleagues around the world in journals including Psychologie Practiques, Journal of International Psychology, Peace Psychology, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Teaching of Psychology and several others. She has given more than 100 presentations at national and international conferences on topics related to promoting mental health, quality of life and peace, and serves on the editorial board for four international journals, Psychology Learning and Teaching, Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research, Partner Abuse and Psychcritiques. Sherri is a founding member and fellow of APA Div. 52 (International Psychology), and currently on the Board of Directors of the Asian Psychological Association and International Council of Psychologists. She lived and worked in Russia for a year as a Senior Fulbright Scholar and in Brazil of 3 years as a CNPq Federal Research Scholar. She has also lived in Ireland and Canada, as well as the U.S., and in Malaysia and Italy, where she was a visiting professor at the University of Bologna and the University of Malaysia. She was primary author for the chapters on Russia, Brazil and Malaysia in State Violence and the Right to Peace. Her passion in both research and teaching is promoting peace—at individual, family, national and world levels.

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Andrea Mercurio, Ph.D. authored the integrative conclusion chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Heyam Mohammed, Ph.D. co-authored the Kuwait chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

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Alice Murata, Ph.D. is a professor emerita from Northeastern Illinois University, Department of Counselor Education where she served as department chair from 1997 to 2000. She is a counseling psychologist who served as a consultant in schools, hospitals, and agencies. Her book publications include Japanese Americans in Chicago (Arcadia Press 2002), Black Rain (Akron Ohio 1996) and with W.T. Liu and M. Lamanna Transition to Nowhere: Vietnamese in America (Charter House). Dr. Murata is a community based person who has served on the board and as president three times for Heiwa Terrace, a HUD facility for senior citizens since its opening in 1980. She is a founding member of the Chicago Japanese American Historical Society and headed the Oral History Project until March 2011. Over the years she has done many presentations and contributed to several exhibits including a Budsudan, made at Poston Camp during World War II to the Smithsonian Museum.

aretha_nasroen My name is Aretha Nasroen, I am 24 years old. I have bachelor degree on psychology and master degree on peace and conflict resolution from University of Indonesia and Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia. I am currently applying the theories and interpreting the research findings into practice in East Timor. The foci are designing and conducting social intervention program on reducing salience of youth gangs’ social identities to diminish intergroup violence in Dili, and post-repatriation program to bring back home the East Timorese refugees who fled to Indonesian West Timor after the outbreak in 1999. I am indeed interested in topics of intergroup contact, identification of social identity and its implication in intergroup conflict, and interpretation of ingroup-outgroup in conflict situation. My objectives are implementing culturally sensitive and sustainable social interventions on diminishing interyouth group violence and post-repatriation program, as well as being a prolific researcher to produce papers for publication as one of the outputs of my current work.

Nyryan V. Nolido, M.A. co-authored the Philippines chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

David Young Oh, M.A., of Korean ancestry, was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. An avid traveler, he has spent extended periods of time in Argentina, Korea, and Spain, studying language and literature at the University of Buenos Aires, Yonsei University and University of Salamanca. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Psychology from Boston University, where he examined interpersonal and family violence. He is currently working on his M.S. in Counseling Psychology at the Johns Hopkins University. His interests include cross-cultural therapy, identity development and working with at-risk youth and war and trauma victims. He is the co-author on the Ghana, Philippines and Integrative Conclusion chapters in the Praeger Security International book series, State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People, and currently authoring a chapter on East Asian definitions of torture, war and terrorism.

Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir, Ph.D. is the director of the Institute of International Affairs and Centre for Small State Studies at the University of Iceland, as well as adjunct lecturer in the university’s Department of Political Science. She completed her BA (departmental honors) in International Affairs from Lewis & Clark College and an MA in International Relations from the University of Southern California. Ms. Ómarsdóttir has written and produced a radio program on international affairs and is an activist for women’s rights, having served on the National Committee of UNIFEM in Iceland, the Feminist Association and the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association. Additionally, she co-authored the Iceland chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

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Dr. James Page (Jim Page) is an Australian academic working with Southern Cross University. Dr Page has taught within the field of peace and conflict studies and holds a PhD in peace education. He has also published widely in peace research and education, and his book Peace Education: Exploring Ethical and Philosophical Foundations is due for publication later this year with Information Age Publishing. Jim authored the Australia chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

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Nebojsa Petrovic, Ph.D. authored the Serbia chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Dr. Marko Polič is professor of general and environmental psychology at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. He is active in the fields of Environmental Psychology, Psychological Aspects of Disasters, Economic and Traffic Psychology and was engaged in a number of international and Slovenian research projects.

Ellora Puri, M.Phil. is an Assistant Professor/Lecturer in the Dept. of Political Science, the University of Jammu, India. She did her graduate work in the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and is an MA/M.Phil in Political Science. Her research interests primarily include: issues of political violence, identity politics, and gender, specifically in the context of South Asian politics. Ellora co-authored the India chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Kimberly Rapoza, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at Mercy College’s Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She received her B.A. from The University of Massachusetts and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Boston University. While a graduate student at Boston University, she studied with Dr. Kathleen Malley-Morrison, a leading researcher in the area of family violence. During that time she received a Clara Mayo Fellowship to support her dissertation work which explored correlates and predictors of dating violence in young adult couples. Her research interests encompass the impact of interpersonal violence on physical and psychological wellness, substance use and attachment styles. Examining the definitions, prevalence and conceptualizations of abuse within both a domestic cross-cultural and international arena are also topics of current interest. Currently, Dr. Rapoza has received an EARDA pilot grant from the National Institute of Health to investigate the relationship between chronic stress, social support, attachment and physical/psychological illness. She has also received a RIMI sub-project grant from the National Institute of Health to further explore a multi-component model assessing psycho-social and physiological mechanisms that might underlie compromised psychological and/ or physical health, particularly for women and ethnic minority populations. Kimberly authored the England chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

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Megan Reif M.A., holds an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a B.A. from Wake Forest University, where she was a research assistant for three years under the director of the American Institute of Pakistan Studies. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the University of Michigan completing a dissertation in comparative politics on election intimidation and violence and a certificate in Spatial Analysis and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Minoring in world politics with a cognate field in Middle East and Islamic Studies, her research addresses relationships between institutions, democratization, and political violence and terrorism. She has conducted dissertation fieldwork in Algeria, Pakistan, and Newark, New Jersey. As part of her dissertation research, Reif collaborated with Pakistan’s Free and Fair Election Network in its election violence media monitoring and Parallel Vote Tabulation during the 2008 National Assembly election. Reif also the pre-election Pakistan Voter Education Survey and Report published The Asia Foundation. Megan co-authored the Pakistan chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

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Eddy Carrillo R., from San Jose, Costa Rica, received his M.A. from Teachers Collage, Columbia University in Developmental Psychology, his M.Sc. in Mental Health Counselling from Nova University, Florida, and his B.A. in Psychology at the Universidad Autonoma Monterrey, Costa Rica.
He is professor of Clinical Psychology at the Universidad Independiente and Director of the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies of the Association for Socio-Critical Psychoanalysis in Costa Rica. He is also Clinical Trainer and Supervisor at the Manuel Fajardo Psychiatric Ward in Havana, Cuba.
His main research interests lie in the interplay between socio-cultural/ideological factors and psychoanalytic clinical practice. 

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José Anazagasty Rodríguez, is an associate professor at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. He teaches sociology and his research interest include environmental sociology, American Studies, Latin American Studies, the American Representation of Puerto Ricans, and the capitalist production of nature. He recently edited, together with Mario R. Cancel, the book We the People: La Representación Americana de los Puertorriqueños, 1898-1926.

Christine Roland-Lévy, Ph.D., from France. Senior Lecturer, HDR, in psychology, University Paris Descartes. PhD in Psychology in 1980; HDR in social psychology in 2000; Qualified professor in 2002, 16th division of the National Committee, CNU. Member of the Research Laboratory of Applied Psychology, CRP, LPA, ‘Stress, Health, Society’, EA 3793, University of Rheims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA). Responsible of the Research Programme « Stress, Representations and Socialisation ». Head Manager at the European level of the on-line Masters « Citizenship Education in Europe ». President-Elect of CiCea, Children’s Identity and Citizenship European Association (2006-2008). Christine authored the France chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Maki Sakuma is currently a freshman at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, and will be contributing to GIPGAP as an intern in 2009.

Mathilde Salmberg, Psy.D. is originally from Sweden and moved to the United States in 1998 to pursue undergraduate studies in psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She subsequently completed a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the George Washington University in Washington DC. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Virginia and her post-doctoral fellowship at Georgetown University. Mathilde currently serves as a staff psychologist at Georgetown University, specializing in clinical work and outreach with international students. Her professional interests include
cross-cultural research, cross-cultural adjustment, eating disorders and issues related to self care. Mathilde also serves as the co-chair for the Early Career Committee of APA’s Division for International Psychology (Div. 52) and as a Mentor Coordinator for the Division 52 Mentoring Committee. Mathilde authored the Sweden chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Natoschia Scruggs, M.A., Ph.D., received her Ph.D. in African Diaspora Studies from the University of California, Berkeley; her BA in international studies from York College of Pennsylvania, and her MA in political science with a focus on African studies from Boston University. She was a Fulbright Fellow in Egypt and has lived in or traveled through ten African nations. Natoschia authored the Egypt chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Darshini Shah, M.A. co-authored the India chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Stephen Shalom, Ph.D. co-authored the United States: European Americans chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Syafuan Rozi Soebhan, M.S. authored the Indonesia chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Stephen Soldz, Ph.D is a psychologist, psychoanalyst, and public health researcher. He is the Director of the Center for Research, Evaluation and Program Development at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis and a faculty member in BGSP’s Institute for the Study of Violence and Culture and a Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Boston Sociology Department. Dr. Soldz has consulted to several states on the evaluation of public health programs. He is the author of over 80 professional publications, co-editor of Reconciling Empirical Knowledge and Clinical Experience: The Art and Science of Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2000), and on several editorial boards including Journal of Research Practice, Psychotherapy Research, and Psychotherapy and Politics International. He is a prolific writer on social issues for such web sites as CounterPunch, ZNet, OpEdNews, Dissident Voice, Scoop, and his own blog Psyche, Science, and Society among others. He is co-hair of the Psychologists for Social Responsibility End Torture Action Committee and a founder of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology. Stephen co-authored the United States: European Americans chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Michael Stevens, Ph.D. co-authored the Peru chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Sarah Stuart received her B.A. in psychology with a minor in statistics from Boston University. She is currently a research associate for a nonmelanoma skin cancer study at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Northern California Institute for Research and Education. Previous research experience includes coding spontaneous imitation for the Boston University Twin Study and working as a research assistant for a cognitive psychologist at the University of East London. During her work with the International Perspectives in Family Violence she researched and presented perspectives of elder abuse in Nicaragua.

Sarah co-authored the England chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Shiho Takagi, MSW from Japan, received her MSW from Columbia University School of Social Work in 2007 and has her BA in Psychology from Boston University. She previously worked on the Japanese, Korean and Taiwainese sibling abuse research and presented research findings at the Eastern Psychological Association Convention in 2005. Shiho co-authored the Japan chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

William J. Tastle, Ph.D. received his PhD in advanced technology with specialization in systems science from the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science of the State University of New York, University Center at Binghamton (1994) and an MBA in MIS (1983) from the School of Management at Binghamton. He is a professor of information systems in the business school at Ithaca College and is active in the IS community having served as the president of the Association for Information Technology Professionals, Education Special Interest Group (EDSIG), treasurer of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society, and on many other committees. He is the managing editor of the International Journal of General Systems and a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change. Currently he is organizing the 2008 conference of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society. He is a Visiting Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory and a Visiting Research Professor at the University of Iceland. Dr. Tastle’s current areas of interest involve measures of consensus, dissention, agreement and disagreement, requirements analysis elicitation, and IT/IS outsourcing. Bill co-authored the Lebanon chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Elina Tochilnikova co-authored the Russian chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People, for the Greenwood Publishing Group, Praeger series. She holds a B.A. from Boston University in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. Her research interests are in the areas of resiliency, forgiveness, cross-cultural justice, and the relationship between intrapersonal and interpersonal peace.

Abram Trosky - Recipient of Boston University’s highest academic scholarship, Abram Trosky has served as Presidential Teaching Fellow for most of the department’s introductory courses and been honored to have twice solo taught Intro to Political Theory. In 2008, he was recognized with the annual Teaching Fellow award for International Relations and has since assisted and taught upper-level courses in each of these sub-fields. That same year, Abram passed qualifying examinations and assumed a Junior Fellowship at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, Austria. Abram’s academic interests are similarly interdisciplinary, as is his dissertation research, which bestrides international law and diplomacy, moral philosophy, cognitive developmental psychology, and the public opinion research of peace and conflict studies. For the past three years, he has been a frequent contributor to the Group on International Perspective on Governmental Aggression and Peace (GIPGAP) in conferences and in print, and as guest lecturer in BU’s Psychology Department. Though his aspiration is to eventually continue teaching, Abram is pleased to have accepted the Arthur Clarke Research Fellowship in Global Citizenship at the Consortium for Peace Studies at the University of Calgary for Fall 2011.

Charikleia A. Tsatsaroni, MSc., EdM., from Greece, received a BA with major in Psychology (1994) and a Master’s Degree in School Psychology (1999) from the University of Athens (Greece). Also, she earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Boston University (2001) and a Certificate of the Special Postgraduate Training Program (Presidential Decree 1233/1981 article 28) in Management and Social Planning in the Field of Drug Dependence/ Addiction Treatment (2006), from the Greek National School of Public Health (Medical School of Athens) and The Therapy Centre for Dependent Individuals (KETHEA) in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry of the University of California, San Diego and the Section of Social Work of Boston College. Charikleia has worked in a variety of settings with diverse groups of children, adolescents, and adults as an intern, volunteer, educator, coordinator, psychologist, counselor, and also as supervisor of specific projects, practicum and research. She currently works as Head of the Department of Human Resource Training and Development of the Greek Organization Against Drugs (OKANA) and Educational Head of the European Subproject tilted Integrated Interventions Targeting Special Disadvantaged Groups (Former substance/drug users or people in drug dependence treatment) for OKANA. Her research interests are in the areas of violence and social justice, and more specifically in the areas of family violence and child/ adolescent abuse.

Feryal Turan, Ph.D. co-authored the Turkey chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Doe West, Ph.D., Native American – USA, received her Ph.D. from Northeastern University in the interdisciplinary program ‘Law, Policy and Society.’ She has presented and been published in the fields of bioethics, psychology and sociology. She brings 22 years clinical experience and 30 years work as a social justice advocate to her work in diversity issues. She is currently teaching courses at Boston University and serving as a Research Consultant with Columbia University. Doe authored the Canada chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

John M. Whiteley, Ed.D. is Professor of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine. His most recent scholarship involves the peace building implications of the transboundary ethnic/national disputes in the Caucasus region of the former Soviet Union. His teaching focuses on the problem of peace in the nuclear age, the nuclear environment, and the issues of global sustainability associated with the interrelationship of health and environment. He is the coauthor (with Russell J. Dalton, Paula Garb, Nicholas P. Lovrich, and John C. Pierce) of Critical Masses: Citizen, Nuclear Weapon Production, and Environmental Destruction in the United States and Russia (MIT Press). He is an editor and contributor to Water, Place, and Equity (MIT Press).

He is the creator of the “Quest for Peace Project,” a comprehensive set of interviews on the problems of achieving peace in the nuclear age. This project is available electronically at http://www.lib.uci.edu/quest/.

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Michael Whitely, Ph.D. co-authored the Northern Ireland chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Alev Yalçinkaya, Ph.D., is currently an Assistant Professor at Yeditepe University, Istanbul. She received her B.A. in Psychology and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology at Bosphorus University, Istanbul. She obtained her Ph.D. from Boston University where she also worked as a Lecturer. She worked at University of Connecticut, School of Family Studies, as a Postdoctoral Fellow and taught at University of Massachusetts Boston, Department of Psychology. Her research interests include cross-cultural studies of family and close relationships, including attachment theory, family violence, as well as childrearing among migrant families. She is the author of the chapter Family Violence in Turkey in the book International Perspectives on Family Violence and Abuse: A Cognitive Ecological Approach edited by Kathleen Malley-Morrison, as well as co-author of the Turkey chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Dalit Yassour-Borochowitz, Ph.D. co-authored the Israel chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Rouba Youssef, M.A. co-authored the Lebanon chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

Tanvi Zaveri, M.A. received her M.A. in international relations and B.A. in psychology and sociology from Boston University. Her thesis focused on moral disengagement and perspectives of invasion, torture, killing civilians to fight terrorism, and breaking international law from Peru, the US, and Lebanon. She has also researched and presented cross-cultural attitudes towards family violence, governmental aggression, and peace. Tanvi co-authored the United States: Ethnic Minorities chapter in State Violence and the Right to Peace: An International Survey of the Views of Ordinary People Greenwood Publishing Group / Praeger series.

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is Professor of Educational Psychology, Northern Arizona University, where she has been a faculty member in the graduate Counseling and Human Relations programs since 1996. Prior to that, she worked as a counseling psychologist specialized in grief and bereavement counseling, a school psychologist and a special education teacher. Sherri has been involved in international research in psychology since the beginning of her career. As part of APA’s Div. 2 (Teaching) P3 initiative, she developed a series of international teaching conferences, ICOPE. So far, these conferences have been held in Russia, Australia and South America. The 5th is scheduled for South Africa in 2012, 6th in Arizona in 2014 and 7th in Brazil in 2016. Sherri has authored several books on international topics, including Teaching Psychology around the World, Vols. I – III, Building Asian Families and Communities in the 21st Century, Preventing Teen Violence, Coping with Special Needs Classmates, A Death in the Family, and others. She has written a number of chapters in collections such as Handbook of International Psychology and Handbook of Practice Based Research, and authored or co-authored over 50 research articles on international topics in collaboration with colleagues around the world in journals including Psychologie Practiques, Journal of International Psychology, Peace Psychology, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Teaching of Psychology and several others. She has given more than 100 presentations at national and international conferences on topics related to promoting mental health, quality of life and peace, and serves on the editorial board for four international journals, Psychology Learning and Teaching, Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research, Partner Abuse and Psychcritiques. Sherri is a founding member and fellow of APA Div. 52 (International Psychology), and currently on the Board of Directors of the Asian Psychological Association and International Council of Psychologists. She lived and worked in Russia for a year as a Senior Fulbright Scholar and in Brazil of 3 years as a CNPq Federal Research Scholar. She has also lived in Ireland and Canada, as well as the U.S., and in Malaysia and Italy, where she was a visiting professor at the University of Bologna and the University of Malaysia. She was primary author for the chapters on Russia, Brazil and Malaysia in State Violence and the Right to Peace. Her passion in both research and teaching is promoting peace—at individual, family, national and world levels.