Dr. Morton A. Kaplan, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago, and former publisher of The World & I magazine, has had one of the most varied and unusual careers in academia.
His path-breaking book, System and Process in International Politics (1957), began the scientific study of international relations. It was one of the first three volumes republished by the European Consortium for Political Research in their classics of political science series. His numerous other books include Science, Language and the Human Condition, and Law in a Democratic Society. He is one of the few writers who has taken a synoptic approach to philosophy while using analytic techniques.
Morton Kaplan is President of Professors World Peace Academy International.
Dr. Nicholas Kittrie is Chairman of the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute for Justice and Peace. He is also University Professor and Edwin A. Mooers Scholar at American University’s Washington College of Law. Dr. Kittrie formerly served as counsel to the United States Judiciary Committee and Vice Chairman of the United Nations Alliance of Non-Governmental Organizations on Crime and Justice. Founder and chair of the American Society of International Law’s Interest Group on the Status of Minorities and other Communities, Dr. Kittrie has also served as director of research for the American Bar Association and past President of the American Society of Criminology, and is currently chair of the executive committee of KVK Communications Ltd.
Dr. Kittrie has served as a consultant to the United States Vice President’s Task Force on Combating Terrorism, and a consulting delegate to the Interpol General Assembly. He was designated a Senior Fellow by the National Endowment on the Humanities in 1974, and 1979-80 Visiting Fellow at the National Institute of Justice, US Department.
Dr. Kittrie is the author of numerous books, including The Future of Peace in the twenty-First Century, The War Against Authority: From the Crisis of Legitimacy To a New Social Contract, Rebels With A Cause: The Political Offender and the Rules of Resistance, and International Crimes and Punishments: Selected Documents on International and Transnational Criminal Law and Procedure. Kittrie’s other works include The Right To Be Different: Deviance and Enforced Therapy, Crescent and Star: Arab and Israeli Perspectives on the Middle East Conflict, Sanctions, Sentencing and Corrections: Policy, Law and Practice and The Tree of Liberty: Rebellion and Political Crime in America.
Dr. Kittrie is President of PWPA-USA.
Dr. Neil A. Salonen is President of the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, and Chairman of the Board of Professor’s World Peace Academy. He has a distinguished record of accomplishment in managing non-profit organizations. Most notable, he headed the International Cultural Foundation since 1973, a group that has organized and promoted international conferences focusing on academic, scientific and cultural exchanges.
As a specialist in the politics of China, he visited over 15 times; he had an opportunity to meet with administrators, faculty and students in Beijing, Nanking, Shanghai, Kunming, and Shenzhen. He also served as political advisor to a delegation of American gymnastic coaches during their visit hosted by the Chinese Olympic Committee in 1989.
He led the negotiations in the partnership between Professors World Peace Academy and the University of Bridgeport in 1991. From 1995 to 1999, President Salonen was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Bridgeport. He became the ninth President of the University of Bridgeport on January 1, 2000.
He originally studied engineering at Cornell University, but later graduated in Political Science from the University of the State of New York. In April 2000, he received a Doctor of Literature, honoris causa, from Han Seo University in Seoul, Korea.
Dr. Salonen serves on the Board of Directors of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, the Bridgeport Education Fund; and the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges as well as being a proud member of the Rotary Club of Bridgeport. In addition, he was appointed to the Presidents Leadership Group of the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, and was chosen to serve on the President’s Executive Committee for the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference.
He earned a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, an M.Div. in Christian Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion at the Claremont Graduate University.
He has lectured on issues related to society in over forty countries, and spent extensive time working in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union to establish chapters of the Professors World Peace Academy in the late 1980s.
He has published widely on religion and society, including editing The World Wide State of the Family, co-editing Morality and Religion in Liberal Democratic Societies, and authoring Philosophy of the United States: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness and Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, Version 4.0.
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