By Liz Remmerswaal, World BEYOND War, August 10, 2023
Dr. Reuwer has been studying, practicing, and teaching alternatives to violence for over 40 years. As retired emergency physician, and adjunct professor of conflict resolution at St. Michael’s College in Vermont, he taught courses on conflict resolution, nonviolent communication and nonviolent action. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of World BEYOND War, and on the Committee to Abolish Nuclear Weapons for Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Dr. Reuwer has served on volunteer unarmed peace teams in Haiti, Guatemala, Colombia, Palestine/Israel, and several U.S. inner cities. He deployed in South Sudan for four months in 2019 as an International Protection Officer with the Nonviolent Peaceforce. He was present with the DC Peace Team on January 6, 2021, the day the U.S. Capitol was stormed in an insurrection. While in Ukraine he was inspired by the unarmed International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant on the front line of the war to support their call for a safety zone around the plant. He now chairs the steering committee of the Zaporizhzhya Protection Project.