IPU outlined (Date: 01/2004)

Founded: 1. December 1991

Organizational Form: Officially recognized non-profit, non-governmental organization

Orientation: Ideologically, politically, and religiously independent

Patronage: The eighteen Nobel Peace Prize Laureates: Oscar Arias, Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo, Norman Borlaug, Mairead Corrigan-Maguire, The XIV. Dalai Lama, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Mikhail Gorbachev, Frederik De Klerk, Nelson Mandela, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Shimon Peres, Josť Ramos-Horta, Joseph Rotblat, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Elie Wiesel, Betty Williams, Jody Williams, International Peace Bureau Geneva

Founder & Honorary Chairman: Uwe Morawetz

Board of Directors: Michaela Münch (Chairwoman), Prinz Alfred von Liechtenstein (Chairman), Marie-Luise Schwarz-Schilling, Kurt Eicher (Treasurer), Jürgen Berger

Members of Committee: Gerda Bindoni (Chairwoman), Nils Cornelissen, Slobodan Dan Paich, Klaus Stefan Otto (Chairman), Alexander Pregizer, Patrick Tim Rudolph, Alexandra Schwarz-Schilling

Purpose and Goals:

Activities to Date: We have offered more than 600 courses and events, with a total of 250 speakers in the fields of education and academics, culture, art, creativity, medicine and health, personal and spiritual development, environment and ecology, science and future studies, politics, religion, social questions, and the economy.

Current Course Themes: Education towards Tolerance, Peace Journalism, Basis for Inner and Outer Peace, Interfaith Dialogue, Evolution of Consciousness, Cultures of Collaboration, Vision of Europe - Strategies for Change, Perspectives of Work

Registered Seat of Organization: Potsdam

International Headquarters: Berlin

Branches: Assisi, Italy; Brussels, Belgium; Budapest, Hungary; Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria; Zurich, Switzerland; Oakland, U.S.A.

Study Groups: Berlin, Bavaria, Hessen, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westpalia, Rhineland Palatinate, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringen

Membership: 850 people from 45 countries

Financing: Membership fees and tax-deductible donations from private individuals and businesses, as well as grants from foundations and the European Commission

An Invitation for Peace: The forum of the International Peace University can develop and thrive only through the wide support and joint effort of many people. Regardless of age, background, or formal education, everyone is invited to help us realize the challenging goals that we have before us. We would be excited to have your input, be it as a participant in one of our courses, as a volunteer in one of our teams, as a contributor to an IPU study group, as a financial supporter, or as an engaged sponsor patronizing a specific project.

We look forward to meeting you and sharing ideas:
Phone Berlin (+49-30) 782-3077, Fax 782-3085, E-mail: info@friedensuniversitaet.net