World Peace Foundation

Founding Year: 1910

Staff: 5


Alex de Waal (Executive Director)

Founded by Edwin Ginn, a Boston-based publisher of educational texts, the organization retains his mission: “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.”

Resources: Links to publications and the blog are found on the website.


World Peace Foundation contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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