Universities and the Military
does your university tie in?
University of California
and the development of WMDs
Direction of Higher
An analysis of the regents & trustees
of the fifty largest research universities
Los Alamos Lab Up for Bid
Science and Technology
in service of
the warfare state
Democratizing Higher Education
where do we go from here?
Fiat Pax "Let There
What purpose does the university serve in our society? What kinds
of knowledge are we seeking about the world and the other humans with
whom we share this earth? Toward what ends are our collective
efforts in scientific research and education being put? Fiat Pax is
a project to explore these questions with a specific emphasis on the
militarization of science, technology, and higher education.
If the primary funders of scientific research and development continue
to be corporate and government entities motivated by profits or
seeking ever more effecient weapons systems, our collective knowledge
will continue to decline in its constructive and peace making potential.
Fiat Pax is a research project intended to demonstrate
the destructive effect that militarism has upon institutions of
Our efforts to uncover and understand the militarization of universities
in the United States is part of a larger movement that seeks intellectual freedom and
social responsibility in the university, and democracy, equality of opportunity, and
social justice in the entire educational system. Fiat Pax is a voice for peace in
the University of California, but our work is a small part of attempts to expand
access to higher education to anyone who seeks it, to free science and technological
innovation from corporate and military distortion, and to help build universities that
work for greater democracy and the public good.