David Cortright is the Director of Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

He has written or edited 17 books, including Soldiers in Revolt (Haymarket Books); Gandhi and Beyond: Nonviolence for a New Political Age (Paradigm), and Peace: A History of Movements and Ideas (Cambridge University Press).

He has conducted research for the foreign ministries of Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan, Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands and has consulted and advised 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.

He graduated from Notre Dame in 1968, holds an M.A. from New York University, and completed doctoral studies at the Union Institute in residence at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. He blogs at davidcortright.net