Certified nonviolence trainer and accomplished international educator Arthur Romano is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Rutgers-Newark and works with the National Peace Academy and the Institute for Juvenile Justice Reform and Alternatives.

Arthur began his work as a youth organizer and at the age of 21 founded the International Youth for Peace Program which grew to attract participants in more than 15 countries. Over the last decade, he has worked with tens of thousands of people offering programs on nonviolent leadership, interfaith dialogue and creative approaches to social change. In 2004, he was awarded the prestigious Rotary World Peace Fellowship for the study of conflict resolution and during that time he conducted research in India and Japan and worked with the Scottish Parliament implementing a strategy that advanced peace education efforts nationally.