Steven Schroeder is Teaching Chair in the Peace and Conflict Studies program at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in Abbotsford, British Columbia.  Schroeder completed his Ph.D. in modern European history at the University of Notre Dame.  His research focuses on the root causes of oppression and conflict, and the attempts to establish durable peace in the aftermath of violence and war.  Schroeder is currently teaching in the History and Peace and Conflict Studies programs at UFV, and he coordinates the community engagement component of the peace program, in which Peace and Conflict Studies students apply peacebuilding skills in conflict transformation and reconciliatory work in the community.