Aaron Voldman is co-founder and Executive Director of the Student Peace Alliance (SPA), the national youth movement for a Department of Peace. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for The Peace Alliance, the partner organization to SPA that empowers civic activism for a culture of peace. As of May 2008, SPA had grown to be an alliance of 100 chapters on high school and college campuses throughout the United States.
Aaron is also active in the Global Alliance for Ministries and Departments of Peace, a community of citizen organizations and government officials from more than 30 countries around the world working to establish ministries and departments of peace that reflect and support the emergence of a global culture of peace and nonviolence.
Aaron is 21 years old and hails from South Burlington, Vermont. He organized locally for a Department of Peace during high school and now attends Brandeis University (2009) where is majoring in Philosophy and Politics, with a minor in Peace, Conflict and Coexistence Studies.
Following college, he expects to continue his grassroots political activism and peacebuilding. Aaron is passionate about positive social change and transformation and is inspired by the organizers and peacebuilders of all ages whom he has met through his work with the Department of Peace campaign.