Diana Francis (peace activist)

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Diana Francis (born 1944) is a British peace activist and scholar. She is a consultant working on conflict transformation with local activists in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

She is a former President of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation and Chair of the Committee for Conflict Transformation Support.[1]

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Nick Francis [2] and has two grandchildren.[3]


In 1998, she received a Ph.D. from the University of Bath for a thesis "Respect in cross-cultural conflict resolution training", which led to her first book, People, peace and power: conflict transformation in action. The work was done in the Centre for Action Research in professional practice.[4]

See also[edit]



  • People, peace and power: conflict transformation in action, London, Pluto Press, 2002 ISBN 0-7453-1835-5 (paperback) ISBN 0-7453-1836-3 (hardback)
  • Rethinking war and peace, London and Ann Arbor, MI, Pluto Press, Pluto Press, 2004 ISBN 0-7453-2187-9 (paperback) ISBN 0-7453-2188-7 (hardback)
  • From Peacebuilding to Pacification: A Call to Global Transformation London and Ann Arbour, MI, Pluto Press (20 Mar 2010) ISBN 978-07453-3027-3 (hardback).



  1. ^ Committee for Conflict Transformation Support webpage.
  2. ^ Rethinking war and peace (2002)- Nick Francis, husband, acknowledged p. ix.
  3. ^ Rethinking war and peace (2004), is dedicated to Diana Francis' two grandchildren.
  4. ^ People, peace and power: conflict transformation in action, acknowledgements p.vii. and University of Bath Library catalogue.