Michael N. Nagler

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Michael N. Nagler (born January 20, 1937) is an American academic and peace activist.


He graduated from New York University, and University of California, Berkeley with an M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature.[1] He is Professor Emeritus at University of California, Berkeley.[2] He founded and was at various times chair of the Peace And Conflict Studies Program.[3]

His work appeared in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.[4]

Nagler has served as the co-Chair of the Peace and Justice Studies Association since 2008.

He is also on the advisory board of FFIPP-USA (Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace-USA), a network of Palestinian, Israeli, and International faculty, and students, working in for an end of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and just peace.[5]

He is currently president of the Metta Center for Nonviolence Education, an organization which tries to raise public awareness of nonviolence and keep activists informed.[6]

Nagler is also a Contributing Author for the online news and commentary site New Clear Vision.



  • Michael N. Nagler (1974). Spontaneity and Tradition, A Study in the Oral Art of Homer. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-02245-4.
  • Michael N. Nagler (2001). the search for a nonviolent future. Berkeley Hills Books. ISBN 978-1-893163-16-4.
  • The Upanishads. Afterword Michael N. Nagler; Translator Eknath Easwaran. Nilgiri Press. 2007. ISBN 978-1-58638-021-2.



  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 26, 2011. Retrieved March 22, 2010.
  2. ^ "Faculty | Department of Classics". classics.berkeley.edu. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  3. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=hFeGNwAACAAJ&dq=Michael+N.+Nagler&lr=
  4. ^ Educational Foundation for Nuclear Science, Inc. (December 1981). Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Educational Foundation for Nuclear Science, Inc. pp. 49–. ISSN 0096-3402.
  5. ^ http://www.ffipp.org/about_us# Archived June 8, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Metta Center for Nonviolence--Promoting Nonviolence Worldwide". Metta Center. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  7. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 26, 2011. Retrieved March 22, 2010.

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