Members of the board of trustees and directors such as Ivan Havel, Gabriele Krone-Schmalz, Johan Galtung, Ervin Laszlo, Yehudi Menuhin, and Luise Rinser guarantee the open-minded and spiritually independent concept of the IPU-project.

The IPU-project opposes all extremist, fundamentalist, and sectarian groups that reject dialogue.

The advisory board of the IPU-project includes, among others, Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Monika Griefahn, Ilya Prigogine, Jakob von Uexküll, Liv Ullmann, Francisco Varela, and Simon Wiesenthal.
Lord Menuhin
Lord Yehudi Menuhin,
Sponsor of IPU-Project

Seventeen Nobel Peace Prize laureates, among them H.H. the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, and Elie Wiesel, share the common patronage for the IPU-project.

"The demand to renounce violence throughout the world is becoming more and more insistent. There are already numerous groups that proclaim the necessity of non-violence. The groups, however, remain widely dispersed and therefore powerless. But they will become both a spiritual and political power to reckon with, if they can transcend all barriers and unite. May the International Peace University prove to be the reservoir for these various peace groups."

Luise Rinser, Board of Directors of the FGF.