Wolfgang Dietrich is head of the Unit for Peace at Conflict Studies at the University of Innsbruck. He holds the UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies and is director of the MA Program for Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation at the same University. He is a member of the Austrian UNESCO Commission. His more than 200 academic writings have been published in English, German, Spanish, French, Russian, Portuguese and Farsi. He has taught at universities all over the world.