Tom Hastings is a professor of Conflict Resolution at Portland State University and Coordinator of the BA/BS degree programs. He is Director of PeaceVoice, a co-founder of the Portland Peace Team, author of several books focusing on nonviolence and more than 500 other publications, on the Academic Advisory Council of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, faculty with the James Lawson Institute, a former Catholic Worker, and a two-time Plowshares resister. He was born in 1950, began his peace and justice activism in 1968, and never stopped. His jail and prison experience informs him, as does his experience as a father to two African American sons, and several years working to defend Anishinabe treaty rights. His first Plowshares act was done on Memorial Day 1985 to commemorate the civilians worldwide who have been sacrificed to war—and to resist any future civilian war deaths. His second one was done on Earth Day 1996 to underscore the intersection of opposing the true costs of militarism. He averages approximately 300 students each year, teaching classes such as: Nonviolence in History & Campaign Design, Ecology of War & Peace, Consensus Building, Participating in Democracy, Peace Studies, and Social Movement Messaging. He is honored to occasionally write or teach for ICNC.