Current Work


His work centers on three concerns. 

First, the prevention of violence and the promotion of peace at the family, school, community and city scales.  This includes consulting to governments and non-government organizations, as well being a co-founder of the Chicago Build the Peace Committee, started in 2008, to mainstream a culture of peace in Chicago. 

Second, the challenges and choices for global cities and mega cities.  This includes his Global Cities Commentary for Chicago Public Radio and consulting to cities and community groups.

Third, the study of how market socialism affects the prospects of the “harmonious society” in one Shanghai neighborhood.  This work was prepared for a Ph.D. Dissertation, including unprecedented interviews of members of a Neighborhood Committee in Shanghai.  It represents a synthesis of his forty years experience visiting China.