Edward J. Brantmeier is an Assistant Director of the Center for Faculty Innovation and Assistant Professor in the Learning, Technology, and Leadership Education Department at James Madison University. In 2009, Ed was a Fulbright-Nehru lecturing scholar in India at the Malaviya Centre for Peace Research at Banaras Hindu University in the city of Varanasi. Ed co-taught a multicultural peace education course in the Malaviya Centre's post-graduate program. He co-developed a peace education course for their masters program in peace education and also co-organized an international conference on peace education and development, supported by a grant from the United States India Education Foundation. In addition to working with faculty and students at Banaras Hindu University, he guest lectured several times at other universities in both India and Nepal. Ed travelled with his wife Noorie and two sons--Noah and Ian.

Ed and colleagues at Varanasi, India school that demonstrates peace education in action. The children run a parliament to learn democratic literacy, a newspaper to advocate about children's issues, and a bank to learn financial literacy.

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