Dr. Irwin Abrams


Doctor Abrams organized the Department of History at Antioch College and taught there for over three decades, was appointed Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at Antioch University and is a world authority on the Nobel Peace Prize. His interest in the history of peace began with his doctoral dissertation at Harvard University on the 19 th century peace movement. It continued during his tenure with the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) during World War II, work for which AFSC shared the 1947 Nobel Priest Peace Prize. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Peace Letters by the College in 1997 for his work. Also, he was recognized by the Peace History Society and the Peace History
Commission of the International Peace Research Association. He wrote extensively on the Nobel Prize and other peace issues. Inducted: 2007