Dr. John Haas is a professor of History at Cerritos College and the Founder and Director of the Global Consortium for Sustainable Peace, a network of global partners that share a common goal of bridging cultural gaps in our worlds and promoting peace.
The GCSP broadcasts live to over 2.1 million college students throughout California, webcast on the internet, broadcast on local cable television (3CMediaSolutions), and interactively shown live to partner schools, educators, students, and institutions across the globe. Guests on his show have included Irish peacemakers Paul Arthur, Monica McWilliams, Mary Montague, and Rita Duffy. Renowned linguist Noam Chomsky has also been a guest. Using technology, Prof. Haas has linked with Northern Ireland, Israel, Palestine, and Turkey to examine models of conflict management with his students. He has also hosted a live international conference of peacemakers on an SCMA Panel on Technology and Peacemaking.
Dr. Haas has been invited to share his vision of global education with educators world-wide, and was recently chosen as one of 425 global educators to present his work with the Global Consortium. At the Mediators Beyond Borders Congress in Turkey he produced 17 Live Stream shows. In 2013, he received a Fetzer Grant titled “Humanizing Conflict” to examine the human side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and produced a 30 minute documentary on the topic. In addition, he spoke to the UN on the 15th anniversary of the “Revocation of Zionism as Racism Resolution.”
Dr. Haas has received numerous accolades, including a commendation from the United States Congress, recognizing his work in promoting global peace, education and understanding. He has lectured at universities and symposia around the world, and has facilitated discussions with leaders in education, conflict resolution, cultural studies and history. Dr. Haas received his Ph.D. from the Claremont Graduate School in 1994 and currently teaches U.S., British, World, and Global History at Cerritos College where in 2007 he was the recipient of the “Most Outstanding Faculty Award.”