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PRESIDENTS OF THE IPRA FOUNDATION:

Elise Boulding, pres. 1989-1996

Elise Boulding helped found the International Peace Research Association (IPRA), the Peace Studies Association, the World Orders Models Project, the U.S. Institute for Peace, Friends Peace Teams, and United Nations University. She also served as International Chair of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and on the board of the American Friends Service Committee.

From 1989-1991 she was IPRA’s Secretary-General. In addition to her activism, Elise Boulding is a renowned scholar. She has published scores of articles. Some of her better known books are Building a Global Civic Culture (New York: Teachers College Press, 1988); Cultures of Peace: The Hidden Side of History (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2000); The Future: Images and Processes, with Kenneth Boulding (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1995); New Agendas for Peace Research: Conflict and Security Reexamined (Boulder, CO: Lynn Reinner Publisher, 1992); One Small Plot of Heaven: Reflections on Family Life by a Quaker Sociologist (Wallingford, PA: Pendle Hill Press, 1989); Peace, Culture, and Society: Transnational Research and Dialogue, with Clovis Brigagio and Kevin Clements (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1991); and The Underside of History: A View of Women through Time. Revised ed. 2 vols. (Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1992).