David Cortright

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David Cortright is the former president and now chair "of the Fourth Freedom Forum in Goshen, Indiana and a research fellow at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He has served as consultant or adviser to various agencies of the United Nations, the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict, the International Peace Academy, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Along with George A. Lopez he has provided research and consulting services to the Foreign Ministry of Sweden, the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, and the Foreign Ministry of Germany. He has written widely on nuclear disarmament, nonviolent social change, and the use of incentives and sanctions as tools of international peacemaking.

"His most recent books include Gandhi and Beyond: Nonviolence in an Age of Terrorism (Paradigm, 2006), a new edition of Soldiers in Revolt: GI Resistance During the Vietnam War (Haymarket Books, 2005), and A Peaceful Superpower: The Movement Against War in Iraq (2004), and two volumes released in 2002: Smart Sanctions: Targeting Economic Statecraft, and Sanctions and the Search for Security: Challenges to UN Action, both with George A. Lopez. His other books include: The Sanctions Decade: Assessing UN Strategies in the 1990s (2000), with George A. Lopez; The Price of Peace: Incentives and International Conflict Prevention (1997); and Peace Works: The Citizen's Role in Ending the Cold War (1993).

"He has co-authored various policy reports, including Toward a More Secure America: Grounding U.S. Policy in Global Realities (November 2003); Unproven: The Controversy over Justifying War in Iraq (June 2003); Sanctions, Inspections, and Containment: Viable Policy Options in Iraq (June 2002); Winning Without War: Sensible Security Options for Dealing with Iraq (October 2002); and Smart Sanctions: Restructuring UN Policy in Iraq (April 2001), as well as numerous articles in scholarly and popular journals." [1]

Employment [2]

  • Research Fellow, Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1989–present
  • President, Fourth Freedom Forum, Goshen, Indiana, 1992–present
  • Co-Director, SANE/Freeze, Washington, D.C., 1987–1988
  • Executive Director, SANE, Washington, D.C., 1978–1988
  • Research Associate, Center for National Security Studies, Washington, D.C., 1974–1977
  • Youth Fellow, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, Washington, D.C., 1974
  • Enlisted, U.S. Army, 1968–1971

Offices and Professional Associations [3]


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  1. David Cortright, Kroc Institute, accessed September 11, 2007.
  2. CV, Fourth Freedom Forum, accessed September 11, 2007.
  3. CV, Fourth Freedom Forum, accessed September 11, 2007.
  4. Who, Global Action to Prevent War, accessed July 8, 2007.
  5. The Gandhi Peace Award, Promoting Enduring Peace, accessed July 20, 2007.