1961: Fund for Education Concerning World Peace Through World Law Founded

Harry B. Hollins and C. Douglas Dillon were also deeply interested in promoting a moderate internationalist mindset. (Hollins later founded WorldPaper –a special print supplement printed in multiple languages on five continents– in Boston in 1978.) Dillon, chairman of the investment firm Dillon, Read and Co. from 1946-1953, was a moderate Republican who served under the Kennedy administration as Treasury Secretary and Member of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council during the Cuban Missile Crisis. In 1961, Hollins established the Fund for Education Concerning World Peace through World Law (becoming the World Law Fund in 1963) under the fiscal sponsorship of Earl Osborn’s Institute for International Order. Nevertheless, the Fund operated independently and was governed by a separate management committee. The Fund was designed as “a world education program on the inadequacies… of the present international system and the necessity for world authority structures to deal with the world’s most critical problems.” In 1963, for example, it worked to promote the Grenville Clark and Louis Sohn book, World Peace through World Law, as well as publish and promote a set of readings: Legal and Political Problems of World Order, edited by Saul Mendlovitz.  The Fund established programs for high schools and universities, aimed at developing educational materials for teaching world order studies, such as the Peace and World Order Studies, an internationalist curriculum guide for universities. The World Order Models Project (WOMP) was established in 1968 under the World Law Fund, directed by Mendlovitz, a Rutgers University law professor. WOMP sought to promote values that could be accepted as goals for “models for a preferred world,” based on peace, social justice, economic well-being, ecological balance and political participation.

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