Jonathan Schell, formerly an editor with the New Yorker (1967-1987), is
currently the Harold Willens Peace Fellow at the Nation Institute. In
1982 he wrote The Fate of the Earth, a bestseller about the grim
realities of nuclear proliferation that galvanized millions and became a
cornerstone of the movement to abolish nuclear weapons. He was
nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and National
Critics Award. His book The Unconquerable World: Power,
Nonviolence and the Will of the People may spark another national
conversation; this time, about the growing dangers of military power and
the need for nonviolent solutions to geopolitical conflicts.
has been a contributor to The Nation, The New Yorker, Harper’s, The
Atlantic and Foreign Affairs. He has taught at Princeton, Wesleyan, and
Emory and Yale. He has been a Guggenheim
Fellow and a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation grant.