We need a public health approach to national security strategy
Eli McCarthy, Ph.D., teaches at Georgetown University in Justice and Peace Studies. Since 2012, he has worked in Washington DC with advocacy coalitions on U.S. foreign policy and peacebuilding, with a focus on Middle East policy. He has presented at both Congressional and State Department briefings. His most recent book is an edited volume entitled A Just Peace Ethic Primer: Building Sustainable Peace and Breaking Cycles of Violence (2020). This book includes seven international case studies from various regions. He also has numerous published pieces on topics such as Iran, Syria, Iraq, Palestine, Sudan, nuclear weapons, drones, and restorative justice. In addition to his advocacy and academic work, he is a co-founder and trainer for the DC Peace Team and has served with the Nonviolent Peaceforce in Israel and Palestine as an elections monitor. He also lived in Haiti for five months as part of a social justice project.