Harvey Langholtz, professor of psychology at the College of William and Mary, is a well-known peacekeeping expert. Langholtz specializes in U.N. Diplomacy, the psychology of peacekeeping, and peacekeeping training. He is also the Director of the Peace Operations Training Institute and responsible for the development and distribution of standard courses on U.N. peacekeeping and related topics. In 2009 Langholtz was awarded the Peacekeeping Training and Education Award by the International Association of Peacekeeping Training Centres (IAPTC). This the only award made each year by the IAPTC.
Langholtz’s publications include the books The Psychology of Diplomacy and The Psychology of Peacekeeping. Langholtz served as a political officer and member of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations from 1991 to 1993. He has written extensively about peacekeeping for a variety of sources and is also a co-editor of the Journal of International Peacekeeping. Langholtz teaches “The Psychology of Peacekeeping” at William and Mary, as we well as other psychology courses with an emphasis on Decision Theory.