World Peace Foundation

Institution: Tufts University

In Brief

1920, Tufts University


(1910, Tufts University;

Founded by Edwin Ginn, a Boston-based publisher of educational texts, the original mission remains: “Educating the people of all nations to a full knowledge of the waste and destructiveness of war and of preparation for war.” In recent years WPF was led by Robert I. Rotberg at Harvard University
(1993-2010) before moving to the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 2011. The WPF Program seeks “to make achieving peace a legitimate and recognized subject of public debate, scholarship, and policy,” and to catalyze an international intellectual conversation on “new threats to peace and the requisite new vision of world peace.” Executive Director: Alex de Waal.

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