Nigel Young

Nigel Young, educated at Oxford University and the University of California, Berkeley, is editor-in-chief of the four-volume Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace. Young is a co-founder of the first Peace Studies Department in Britain (at the University of Bradford, 1973–1979) and was a holder of the first endowed Peace Studies Chair in the United States (at Colgate University, 1984–2004). He has published numerous books and other publications on peace theory, history, and movements; war and war resistance; the sociology of the state; the New Left; and pacifism. He has taught at the University of California, Colgate University, Earlham College, University of Birmingham, and Bradford University, as well as in Germany, Austria, and Norway. In 2011, Young was awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for scholarly achievement. Now based in England, he is completing a book on historical memory and modern war.