Tom Woodhouse was appointed as research assistant to the founding Professor, Adam Curle, in 1974 and held the Adam Curle Chair in Conflict Resolution at the University of Bradford from 1999-2012. He retired from his post in October 2012 and currently is Emeritus Professor at the University of Bradford. He is also a visiting professor at the University Ramon Llul, Barcelona, the Open University of Catalunya, Barcelona and at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. His book Contemporary Conflict Resolution (co-authored with Oliver Ramsbotham and Hugh Miall) was published as a fourth edition in 2016.
John Paul Lederach is Professor of International Peacebuilding at the University of Notre Dame, and currently Senior Advisor for the Humanity United Foundation. Paul works as a practitioner-scholar, providing education, facilitation and training. He set up the Eastern Mennonite University's Centre for Justice and Peacebuilding and has authored over 24 books.
"For those who did not have the good fortune to know Adam, this book demonstrates how he engaged with and contributed to the well-being of others through education and peacemaking. It also demonstrates how Adam's own personal and political relationships enriched and enlivened his own deep self-awareness. Underpinning all the narratives lies Adam's central truth, which is that peacemaking is about understanding that things which seem apart are really part of an interdependent whole."--Professor Kevin P Clements, Chair and Director, The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand
"This book is both a tribute to the work of Adam Curle and testimony to his living legacy. It is also a timely reminder of the importance of personal integrity and an ethical world view, to better navigate contemporary challenges of conflict, violence, and the turmoil of change."--Judith Large, Senior Research Fellow, Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC), University of Kent, Canterbury, UK