The voting membership of the Executive Council consists of one official representative per participating institution plus up to six at-large members. There are also currently twelve observer members. The following list is current as of March 2024.

Edgewood CollegeJohn Fields, Professor, Philosophy
Madison College — Joel Ryan, History Instructor
Marquette UniversityLouise Cainkar, Associate Professor, Social and Cultural Studies (See also, Center for Peacemaking)
Ripon College — Paul Jeffries, Associate Professor and Chair, Philosophy 
University of Wisconsin–La Crosse — Agatha Hultquist, Assistant Professor, Political Science
University of Wisconsin–Madison — Csanád Siklós, Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) 
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee — Lynne Woehrle, Associate Professor and Director, Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding, School of Nursing
University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point — Jennifer Collins, (WIPCS associate director), Professor and Chair, Political Science
University of Wisconsin–Stout — Christopher Freeman, Faculty member, Social Science

At-large members: (six possible)

Deborah Buffton (UW-La Crosse), Retired Professor, History
Sarah Foust Vinson (WIPCS executive director)


Ali Abootalebi (UW-Eau-Claire)
Jordan Acker Anderson and Julie Tatlock (Mount Mary University)
Megan Bollen and David Brooker (Alverno College)
Geoff Bradshaw, Marco Torrez-Miranda, and Matthew Sargent (Madison College)
Dan Di Domizio (Cardinal Stritch University, retired)
Jeffrey Roberg, Professor, Political Science
Jonathan Shailor, Professor, Communication
Eric Yonke (UW-Stevens Point, retired)

Administrative Director:

Kathryn Blakeman

The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies
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2100 Main Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481
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Office: (715) 346-3383