|Environmental Peace: Profiles|
|Professor Anatol Rapoport
Anatol Rapoport, was born at Lozovaya, Russia, in 1911. In 1934, he received Diploma in Piano, Composition and conducting at Vienna. In 1941 he completed his Ph. D in Mathematics from the University of Chicago. He married Gwen Goodrich in 1949, and has one daughter, and two sons. A prolific writer and a versatile scientist, Rapoport taught in various prestigious universities of the United States, Canada, Poland, Austria, Denmark, Germany and Japan. He was also a Captain of U.S. Air Force. His teaching and research areas include: mathematics, mathematical biology, behavioral sciences, mental health research, peace research, and so on. He was the professor of Psychology and Mathematics of the University of Toronto (1970-1980), and he was the Professor of Peace Studies of the University of Toronto (1984-1996). A truly multi-lingual pioneer, a multi-lingual writer, he wrote profusely in English, and continues to write in the new millennium. His written English books include: Science and the Goals of Man (1950); Operational Philosophy (1953); Fights, Games and Debates (1960); Strategy and Conscience (1964); Two Person Game Theory (1966); N-Person Game Theory (1970); The Big Two (1971); Conflict in Man-Made Environment (1974); Game Theory as a Theory of Conflict Resolution (1974); Semantics (1975); Mathematical Models in Social and Behavioral Sciences (1983);General Systems Theory (1986); The Origins of Violence (1989); Decision Theory and Decision Behavior (1989); Peace: An Idea Whose time Has Come (1992); Certanties and Doubts s(2000). The author of over 300 articles, he also co-authored four books. Rapoport edited referred journals like, General Systems, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Behavioral Science. He was also the President of International Society for General Semantics (1953-55); Society for General Systems Research (1965-66); Canadian Peace Research and Education Association (1972-75); Science for Peace (1984-86). He received Lenz International Peace Research Prize, and Harold D. Lasswell Award for Political Psychology. He is a Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Science; American Mathematical Society; Society for Mathematical Biology; Science for Peace. He lives in Toronto.