Rob Gould co-founded the Oregon Peace Institute with Congresswoman Elizabeth Furse, and continues to serve as President of OPI’s Board of Directors. In earlier years, he managed the Portland Draft and Military Counseling Center and the Portland Office of the American Friends Service Committee. Dr. Gould co-founded Portland State University’s Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution in 1993 and currently serves as its Chair. He also completed a three-year term as Chair of PSU’s Philosophy Department before Conflict Resolution became its own department. More recently, he co-founded the Northwest Institute for Conflict Resolution, the Newhall Nonviolence Institute, and the Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium. He has presented a wide variety of papers, workshops, and seminars in topics related to philosophy, peace, and conflict resolution.