Louis Kriesberg received his Ph.D. in 1953 from the University of Chicago. He is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies at Syracuse University. He was the founding director of the Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts (1986-1994) and continues as an associate of the program. His most recent book is Constructive Conflicts: From Escalation to Resolution (2nd ed., 2003, 1st ed. 1998). In addition to over 150 book chapters and articles, his other published books include: Social Processes in International Relations (ed., 1968), Social Conflicts (1973, 1982), Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change (ed., vols. 1-14, 1978-1992), Intractable Conflicts and Their Transformation (co-ed., 1989), Timing the De-escalation of International Conflicts (co-ed., 1991), and International Conflict Resolution: The U.S.-USSR and Middle East Cases (1992). He is currently doing research on American foreign policy and on reconciliation and changing accommodations between ethnic, religious, and other communal groups. He lectures and consults regarding Middle East issues, conflict resolution, peace studies, and national security.