John Paul Lederach is a professor of Sociology and Conflict Studies at Eastern Mennonite University. He is the founding director of EMU's Conflict Transformation Program and its associated Institute for Justice and Peacebuilding. Dr. Lederach has extensive experience as a peacebuilding practitioner, trainer, and consultant throughout Latin America, Africa, and the U.S. He has pioneered in developing elicitive methods of conflict resolution training and practice, and is a widely published theorist in both English and Spanish. He has been at EMU since 1990.