Elise Marie Biorn-Hansen Boulding – USA

Linked with WILPF, with International Peace Research Association IPRA, with the United States Institute of Peace USIP, and with The American Civil Liberties Union ACLU.

She is one of the 1000 women proposed for the Nobel Peace Price 2005.

For more than 50 years, Elise Boulding has helped to create networks of peace. Her work is founded in her Quaker faith and a spirituality that is grounded in listening and sharing. She has a special gift for envisioning a peaceful future and teaching others how to use envisioning to create peace. Elise cofounded the International Peace Research Association with her husband and served as its secretary general. Since its beginning, the organization has held 17 conferences in 16 countries. Elise is also former president of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom WILPF. She says: “The range of human activity that can be retuned to contribute to peace-building is vast”. (1000peacewomen).

Her book: The Effects of Industrialization on the Participation of Women in Society, by Elise Marie Biorn-Hansen Boulding.


Elise Marie Biorn-Hansen Boulding – USA

She works for the International Peace Research Association, for the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom WILPF, United States’ Section, and for the United States’ Institute of Peace.

Find her on Google Book-search.

… Peace is more than the absence of war; it is human security, equality and opportunity. These basic ideals don?t come easily, if at all, to most of the world?s people. The 1,000 brave women being honored spend their lives trying to make the culture of peace a global reality. ?This is a great honor for me, and also for all the women of CODEPINK who’ve been working so hard for peace over the last three years. And this is an amazing opportunity to promote the work of all 1,000 women on this list, who in their own special ways are pushing and striving and protesting for peace and justice,? was Medea?s response after hearing the news. Forty of the 1,000 women nominated are from the US. In addition to Medea, five of the women nominated are contributors to CODEPINK’s newest book Stop The Next War Now, CodepinkAlert, Barbara Lee, Cynthia McKinney, Elise Marie Biorn-Hansen Boulding, Noeleen Heyzer and Holly Near … (full text).

I saw these CODEPINK women protesting in front of the White House and was inspired by their energy, the information in their material and the humor they delivered it with…. Their book has delivered the same. Thoughtful, informative, easy access, well presented, deeply inspiring and heartful. The breadth and depth pulled me in so that I couldn’t put it down. I am ready to Stop the Next War Now! … (full text).

… Furthermore, her service on the board of the United Nations University and the International Jury of the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education has helped to further international efforts toward including peace education in carricula around the globe. In 1990, Boulding was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her work on non-violence and conflict resolution; and in 1996, Boulder’s Rocky Mountain Peace Center awarded Dr. Boulding its first Peace Maker of the Year award. Elise Boulding was a former University of Colorado at Boulder professor as well as a professor emerita of Sociology at Dartmouth College. In November 1996, she left Boulder and retired to Wayland, MA, to add to her already extensive body of published books and essays, and to live closer to many of her children and grandchildren. Upon her departure, she vowed to continue her active work in peace advocacy, research and education … (full text).

Sorry, beside paper’s enumeration of the 1000 peacewomen-list, I found no other article in the internet about our peacewoman, Elise Marie Biorn-Hansen Boulding, USA.


Google dowload books:

Past Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients;

ACLU: FBI Labels Peace Groups “Terrorists” (ACLU Homepage);

Women’s centers at Jesuit universities (scroll down).

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