Dov Ronen taught at the Hebrew University and at the Harvard University Extension and was affiliated for nineteen years with Harvard University's Center for International Affairs, six years as director of its Africa Research Program. He served as chairman of the Ethnicity and Politics Research Committee of the International Political Science Association, as an advisor of UNESCO's Project, Management of Social Transformations (MOST) on multi-cultural and multi-ethnic societies, and as Principal Investigator, Institute of Conflict Resolution, Vienna, Austria, on several research projects. As Lecturer on Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, he has conducted a weekly seminar on "Conflict" for the last six years. Among his publications is an article in the Encyclopedia Britannica, and among his five books, The Quest for Self-Determination (1979), Pluralism and Democracy in Africa (editor, 1986), and The Challenge of Ethnic Conflict: Democracy and Self-Determination in Central Europe (1997). Perhaps because he is a survivor of the Holocaust in Hungary, his personal and primary research interests have been the causes and mechanism of conflict, the connection between violent conflict and the state, and the path to a future global order of peaceful relations among human beings.