Dr Luc Reychler is Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Leuven. He obtained his PhD from Harvard University in 1976, and he is a former director of the Center for Peace Research and Strategic Studies. He was also the secretary general of the International Peace Research Association from 2004 to 2008.
Over his 40-year career, Dr Reychler has published widely on sustainable peace-building architecture, planning and evaluation of violence prevention and peace-building interventions and multilateral negotiations. His most recent books include Le défi de la paix au Burundi (Paris: L’Harmattan, 1999), Democratic Peace-building: The Devil Is in the Transition (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 1999), Peace Building: A Field Guide (Boulder, CO: Lynne Riener, 2001), De volgende genocide (‘The Next Genocide’, Leuven: Leuven University Press, 1994), Aid for Peace: A Guide for Planning and Evaluation in Conflict Zones (Nomos, 2007), and Open Book D.R. Congo: Positive Prospects, Building Sustainable Peace Together (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2010).