Jack DuVall is the President and founding Director of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. He was the Executive Producer of the two-part Emmy-nominated PBS television series, “A Force More Powerful,” and co-author of the companion book of the same name (Palgrave/St. Martin’s Press 2001).
Mr. DuVall has spoken often at universities and policy institutes, including Antioch College, the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, Collegium Civitas (Warsaw), Columbia University, Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia), Harvard Divinity School, the Justice Institute of British Columbia, Kansas State University, the Monterey Institute of International Studies, the Palestine Center (Washington, D.C.), Princeton University, the Salon international des Initiatives de Paix à la Cité des sciences et de l'industrie de la Villette (Paris), the Southampton Institute (UK), Stanford University, Swarthmore College, the University of Calgary (Alberta), the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Denver, the University of Melbourne (Australia), the University of Minnesota, the University of North Carolina, the University of Rochester, the University of Sydney (Australia), the University of Queensland (Australia), the University of Waterloo (Ontario), Vanderbilt University, the Whitlam Institute of the University of Western Sydney (Australia), and the World Electronic Media Forum 2004 (Geneva, Switzerland).
His media appearances have included the BBC News, MSNBC, ABC NewsChannel 8 (Washington, DC), ABC TV (Australia), CBC (Canada), CBS Radio, National Public Radio, and RadioNation. His op-eds and articles have appeared in publications including the Harvard International Review, the International Herald Tribune, Le Monde, the Boston Globe, Newsday, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Age (Melbourne, Australia). He has also been cited in such publications as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Financial Times, The Nation, Vancouver Sun, and U.S. News and World Report.
Mr. DuVall has also also been a public television executive and writer. For 16 years he developed and executive-produced non-fiction television programming, with clients including the Turner Broadcasting System, The Learning Channel, KCET/Los Angeles, WTVS/Detroit, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Committee on the Constitutional System, and over 30 other commercial television and non-profit organizations. Mr. DuVall was also Vice President for Program Resources of WETA, Washington, DC, and previously was Director of Corporate Relations of the University of Chicago; Director of Industry Compliance, Cost of Living Council (Executive Office of the President), and an officer in the U.S. Air Force. His writing includes speeches for U.S. presidential candidates in four national campaigns.
A native of California, he holds a B.A. degree (cum laude) from Colgate University and has served as a member of the Board of Sponsors of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College (Atlanta, Georgia) and as an associate of the Centre for Justice and Peace Development at Massey University (Auckland, New Zealand).
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