Elise Boulding, Sociologist, International Chairperson of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Secretary General of the International Peace Research Association Interview with Harry Kreisler, Conversations with History, April 1, 1986
Eigen's Political and Historical Quotations
Elise M. Boulding was a Norwegian-born American Quaker sociologist, and author credited as a major contributor to creating the academic discipline of Peace and Conflict Studies. Her holistic, multidimensional approach to peace research sets her apart as an important scholar and activist in multiple fields. Her written works span several decades and range from discussion of family as a foundation for peace, to Quaker spirituality to reinventing the international "global culture." Particularly of note is her emphasis on women and family in the peace process.