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Tom Hastings

Contact Information:

NH 221
Office Hours: By Arrangement


Courses Taught

University Studies courses:

CR 301U Intro to Conflict Resolution

CR 302U Intro to Peace Studies

CR 303U Ecology of War and Peace

CR 304U Participating in Democracy

CR 305U Consensus Building

CR 306u Intro to Nonviolence

CR 400 Global Peace System

Graduate course:

CR 500 Peace Journalism

CR 517 Nonviolence


Faculty Adviser to Students United for Nonviolence (SUN)

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Academic Career

BA, Peace Studies, Writing, Northland College

MA, Mass Communication, Nonviolence, University of Wisconsin-Superior

Ed.D. Portland State University

Personal Statement

 Tom H. Hastings teaches in the Portland State University Conflict Resolution program. He directs PeaceVoice, a program of the Oregon Peace Institute. His books include: A New Era of Nonviolence (2014); Conflict Transformation (2011); The Lessons of Nonviolence (2006); Power (2005), Nonviolent Response to Terrorism (2004); Meek Ain't Weak: Nonviolent Power and People of Color (2002); and Ecology of war and peace: Counting costs of conflict (2000). With Seattle writer Geov Parrish, he wrote the 2002 War Resisters League calendar datebook, 52 true stories of nonviolent success.

 He is a nonviolent peace, justice and environmental activist, a Plowshares nonviolent veteran of three prisons and has done nonviolence trainings for more than 35 years across the US. He is a past chair of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, and on the Board of Directors of the Oregon Peace Institute. He served three terms on the Governing Council of the International Peace Research Association and is on the Board of Directors of the International Peace Research Association Foundation. He is on the Academic Advisory Council of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. 

 He is Founding Co-Director of PeaceVoice (with Erin Niemela) and is co-founder of the Portland Peace Team. He lives in Whitefeather Peace House, and hikes and bikes for fun (he owns no automobile).



Negotiating during the first of nonviolent takeovers of US Senator Ron Wyden's office.
I'm smiling because Utah Phillips is sitting next to me and we are conducting a nonviolence training for 200 folks in St Paul MN.


Very brief version:

Tom H. Hastings, author of several books on nonviolence, is Assistant Professor in the Portland State University Conflict Resolution program and co-directs PeaceVoice with CR masters candidate Erin Niemela. He co-founded the Portland Peace Team and lives in Whitefeather Peace House