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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I am Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies, and founding director of the Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts (1986–1994), all at Syracuse University. I received my Ph.D. in sociology in 1953, from the University of Chicago.
In addition to over 125 book chapters and articles, my published books include: Constructive Conflicts (1998, 2003, 2006), International Conflict Resolution (1992), Timing the De-Escalation of International Conflicts (co-ed., 1991), Intractable Conflicts and Their Transformation (co-ed., 1989), Social Conflicts (1973, 1982), Social Inequality (1979), Mothers in Poverty (1970), Social Processes in International Relations (ed., 1968), and Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change (ed., Vols. 1-14, 1978-1992). I was President of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (1983–1984), and I lecture, consult, and provide training regarding conflict resolution, security issues, and peace studies.

Webpage: http://faculty.maxwell.syr.edu/lkriesbe/
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USA, Middle East, Western Europe
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What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Professor Emeritus, Syracuse University
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution
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What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
see my webpage:

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At 7:23pm on November 5, 2009, Sohail Mahmood said…
hello louis
how are u doing?

nice meeting u here
At 3:51pm on February 7, 2009, shyam tosawad said…
Dear friend
Violance,war,conflicts,sufferings my desire to see world in peace and non violance has motivated me to join this network."Vasudev kutukbkam" entire world as a family, this was a teaching of our culture and traditional.we created countries,boundries,religions,cast,race for a genuine reason or a false reasons for any reason.but this the time to realise that we are one and we naturaly interconected with each other ,which we can just realise by watching inhale and exhale of breaths the source is same ,without any descrimanation,religion,bonundries, equaly for all living life of universe .When we understand this simple thing then we must understand how our and other's life is equaly important,valuble ,respectable .we should follow the nature's rule ,non violance .peace ,god has given us a human life not for destruction but for lookafter the wellbeing of all living life.
i shall be happy if you could include me in your circle of friends
At 11:03am on June 12, 2008, Muhamamd Moosa Rind said…
Dear Louis,
I would like to share with you news and views about that,
We are running self financed library for community and also involved in social activities like intelactual getto gathers, lectures, debating society, peacebuildings walks and celebrating differnt days as per mentioned in UNO charter.
If you like then kindly help to updating our library portions and books as well as library building's. however if you like all or one of them you could select as per your desire.
I think it will be a great step from you towords a nobele cause.

Muhammad Moosa Rind
Karachi, Sindh.
At 2:12am on March 21, 2008, Chris LeGore said…

I found your page through Zafar Saleem Bangash's Page. It seems we share some common interests so I wanted to make my introduction. I'm Chris from New Orleans. I'm studying Comparative legal systems at Tulane Law School and am very interested in Human Rights and Mediation and Negotiation. Given our common interests it would be good to start communication so we can refer to each other for advice in the future. Please take a minute to view my page and leave a message if you like.

At 2:41pm on March 7, 2008, Florence Adong said…
Hi Louis,

Its nice to see you on this network. Keep the good work going
will surely keep in contact.
Best, Florence
At 7:37pm on February 25, 2008, Rachel M. Goldberg said…
Lou!! I love this picture of you! How are things at PARC?
At 10:22am on February 17, 2008, Yadab Bastola said…
Recent Political and Security Developments of Nepal
1. The nearly 5-month long political impasse caused by the Communist Party of Nepal,
Maoist’s (CPN/M) preconditions for the constituent assembly (CA) elections—immediate declaration of a republic and a fully proportional electoral system—was resolved through a compromise on 23 December 2007. The seven party alliance (SPA),2 including the CPN/M, agreed on declaring a federal democratic republic through the interim parliament and having it ratified by the first meeting of the CA once elected, and adopting a slightly modified mixed electoral system,3 as part of a broader 23-point agreement. subsequently, the interim parliament unanimously passed an amendment to the interim constitution (the third since it was passed in January 2007), embodying these compromises, and the CPN/M rejoined the interim government on 30 December (nearly 4 months after they withdrew from it to press for the above demands) assuming their previous ministerial portfolios.4 The SPA also agreed to hold the CA elections, which had been deferred twice since June 2007,5 by mid-April 2008.
2. These developments indicate the SPA’s renewed commitment to advancing the stalled peace process. The looming uncertainty of the CA elections—a key milestone in the peace process—also appears to have ended, though the continuing agitation in the Terai (the lowlands bordering India) remains a major risk to the elections and the peace process more generally. While the upsurge of communal violence since September 2007 has subsided, parts of the Terai remain disturbed by sporadic bandhs (general strikes) and other forms of protest, including clashes between different Terai-based groups disgruntled at the first (March 2007) amendment to the interim constitution and the alleged lack of implementation of the subsequent agreements with government to address the longstanding social and political exclusion of Madhesis (people of Terai origin). These groups allege that the amendment of 28 Decemberalso ignores their grievances.
3. The Terai unrest, which surfaced in early 2007, has been lingering partly due to the
Preoccupation of the interim government and the SPA with the CPN/M-imposed preconditions for the CA elections and the resulting intra and inter-party rows. The agreement of 23 December is therefore expected to also facilitate a consensus approach for resolving the Terai issue. Another more recent development that could help ease tensions in the Terai and facilitate a peaceful solution acceptable to all sides, creating a more conducive environment for the CA elections, is the formation of a new Terai-based party. On 28 December, the Terai-Madhesh Loktantrik Party was formed under the leadership of a well-respected Nepali Congress leader who together with a number of other mainstream political party leaders resigned from their respective parties and the interim parliament to take up the cause of the Terai movement. While the movement can be expected to gain momentum, shored up by the new political setting,
it is likely to be peaceful given the democratic credentials of the party leaders. The arty’s main agenda is to bring the Terai groups together for a peaceful movement in the interest of the region and could provide more credible leadership there, the lack of which has partly been responsible for the communal violence and poor law and order situation in the region.

Yadab Bastola
At 3:07pm on February 15, 2008, Oybek said…
Dear Professor,
im very apreciated from yours huge works
in mitigating conflicts,
i would like know about visiting research posibilities
at the yours center,
please keep in tach,
collegues from Uzbekistan
At 2:31pm on February 6, 2008, KJ Wetherholt said…

I just received your comment--and thank you. I would truly welcome your participation. Please feel free to write any time, whether via this site or my e-mail: kjwetherholt@humanitarianmedia.org.

Warmest regards,
Kris Wetherholt
At 9:05pm on February 3, 2008, Louis Kriesberg said…
Hi all,
I'm having some trouble navigating this whole netwrork sit, but will persevere.
Thanks for your comments about my work.
I (finally) have a webpage where you can access more papers, etc. of mine:

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