Nicholas N. Kittrie distinguished University Professor and former dean at the American University Law School, is an international criminal lawyer. Chairman of the United Nations NGO Alliance on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, he is the founder of the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute for Justice and Peace and Chair of the American Society of International Law146s Interest Group on the Status of Minorities. Past president of the American Society for Criminology, Dr. Kittrie has served as counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, as anti030terrorism consultant to the United States vicepresident, and as legal advisor to various foreign governments. Kittrie’s previous books include The War Against Authority: From the Crisis of Legitimacy to a New Social Contract, and The Uncertain Future: Gorbachev’s Eastern Bloc. His Right to be Different: Deviance and Enforced Therapy and The Tree of Liberty: A Documentary History of Rebellion and Political Crimein America won several awards.