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John Reuwer, MD

Dr. Reuwer is an emergency physician currently practicing urgent care and occupational medicine in Burlington, VT. He has been studying, practicing, and teaching alternatives to violence for over 35 years. He cofounded the Grand Rapids, Michigan chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility during his medical internship, and spoke about the dangers of nuclear weapons for several years during the Reagan administration. He currently serves on the security committee of the national PSR. He is adjunct professor of conflict resolution at St. Michael’s College in Vermont where he teaches courses in nonviolent communication and nonviolent action.

He was a charter member of Christian Peacemaker Teams, where he intervened in violent situations in Haiti, Israel/Palestine, Colombia, and Washington DC. He recently completed a sabbatical partnering with local residents to address violence in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with several models of unarmed civilian protection.