The Colorado Peace Studies Endowment

In 1974, renowned CU peace researchers Elise and Kenneth Boulding with the support of CU Sociology Professor Paul Wehr began a pioneering program to prepare students for careers in peacemaking. Since then, the Peace, Conflict, and Security Program (PACS) at CU has produced hundreds of young peace professionals.

PACS is a unique academic program with a mission to improve how humans engage with social issues through nonviolent approaches. Today, more than ever, students are seeking ways to reduce destructive conflict and injustice at home and abroad. The PACS program trains students to analyze the sources of conflict and develop skills in conflict resolution across levels, from the interpersonal to the international. PACS graduates 30 students per year with the certificate and serves over 400+ students in our courses and seminars.

Your support of the PACS program allows us to expand the number of courses offered, provide internships, develop study abroad and training opportunties, as well as expand career placement resources for students. With initial donations of $25,000, the Colorado Peace Studies Endowment (Pure) was established to honor the contributions of the Bouldings and to further the PACS mission of preparing students to work for a more peaceful future. Contributions to the endowment increasingly provide PACS with the support it needs. Tax-deductible donations may be made by credit card, check, phone, or stock.

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To speak with someone about other ways to financially support PACS or the Endowment, be in touch with Margaret Bryant at (303) 541-1474.