International Peace University, Potsdam

Friedensuniversität, Potsdam

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1995 Berlin Germany


1 Sep - 1 Oct 1995, Berlin (Germany) and Potsdam (simultaneously), at 'International Summer University', following a proposal 3 Oct 1992, Berlin. Before formal foundation, referred to as Peace University of Potsdam. U-XE3075 - Fördergemeinschaft zur Gründung einer Friedensuniversität (FGF), set up 1991 as Society for Founding a Peace University -- Fördergemeinschaft zur Gründung einer Friedensuniversität, is founding body. Set up at the same time: U-XG5460 - International Peace College, Berlin.


Advance systematization of experience and knowledge about peace; evolve creative models for thinking and living in peace or tension, whether inner peace, social peace and peace within communities or peace among nations; promote social responsibility; bring together leaders from all fields and students to find new solutions to problems facing humanity; enhance dialogue among philosophies and religions; contribute to communication and exchange of peoples, cultures and traditions; offer holistic education; seek practical means for removing violence from all parts of society; support networking among disciplines and cultures, theory and practice, spiritual and material values among all age groups.


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Board of Directors, comprising Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Treasurer, Scientific Director and Artistic Director. Board of Trustees, consisting of 12 members. Advisory Board. Finance Committee. Patrons (10) are Nobel Peace Prize laureates and they include the Dalai Lama of Tibet, Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa and Dr Henry Kissinger of the USA. International Network of Cooperation.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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