James H. Laue

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"Upon graduation he received a Harvard fellowship and a Danforth Foundation grant (one of 87 in the nation) and continued his studies in sociology. But as the editor said, his activities had "just begun." After receiving a Ph.D. from Harvard, he served the U.S. Department of Justice, Community Service, taught classes at Harvard, Hollins College, Emory University, and at three major universities in St. Louis. Active in the human relations field, he served with the late Martin Luther King, Jr. and wrote Third Men in New Arenas of Conflict (1970) and First National Workshop in Community Crisis Intervention (1971). He was founder and director of the Community Conflict Resolution Program.

"Laue was director of the Center for Metropolitan Studies at the University of Missouri in St. Louis and worked as co-chairperson (with Bryant Wedge and Ambassador Andrew J. Young) for the establishment of a National Peace Academy to serve the nation in resolving social and other types of conflict. "An understanding of conflict and systematic ways of resolving it are central to an understanding of what urban areas are all about," said Laue in a magazine article. Dr. Laue passed away on Sept. 25, 1993 at the age of 56." [1]

In 1985 "James H. Laue is President and Executive Director of the Conflict Clinic, Inc., and Professor of Sociology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63121. The Conflict Clinic is an independent, nonprofit institution working in collaboration with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. He was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to the nine-member Commission on Proposals for the National Academy of Peace and Conflict Resolution and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the National Peace Institute Foundation." [1]

He was president and executive director of the Conflict Clinic from 1984 to 1987.

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  1. 1978 James Laue, accessed April 8, 2010.