Bill Belding is a professorial lecturer at the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C. and an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna, Italy. He was President and CEO of the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, an international humanitarian organization that co-founded the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, the winner of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. He also served as chief of staff of Common Cause. Bill is an attorney and practiced real estate law in California before becoming fully engaged in the non-profit and academic worlds. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Yale and a J.D. from the University of California’s Hastings College of Law, and served as a Navy SEAL in Vietnam.