Paul Bueno de Mesquita, Ph.D.

Center Director (2009-present) & Professor of Psychology

Silvia-Chandley Professor of Nonviolence & Peace Studies (2010-2012)

pauldem@uri.edu

For more than 30 years Paul has worked as a professional psychologist and advocate for mental health, violence prevention and positive psychological development, particularly in under-represented low-income communities. A Level III Nonviolence Trainer, he directs the annual International Nonviolence Summer Institute. Under his leadership during the past 5 years, the global reach of the Center has expanded dramatically to include certification of more than 200 training affiliates in 35 countries and conflict regions. A native Texan, Paul has been a life-long musical activist and singer/songwriter for peace, justice and nonviolent social change.