Dorothy Marion Bouleris Paul


Dorothy Marion Bouleris Paul

“She is a model for how to generouslycontribute to a community.”– Kenneth Cmiel, 2005

Dorothy Marion Bouleris Paul, born in New York State, is a world citizen who emphasizes her connections with the world’s people by providing leadership in organizations dedicated to human rights and world peace. A true internationalist, Paul was executive director of the Iowa Division of the United Nations Association of the United States (UNA-USA) from 1979 to 1996. She then served as executive director for programs from 1996 to 2000. She participated in six international conferences, including being the UNA-USA official observer for the 1995 UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China and the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1995, she was awarded the UNA-USA Arnold Goodman Award in recognition of her unending creative talents in producing world class programs linking UNA with other non-governmental organizations, public officials, the media and educational institutions throughout the State of Iowa and the region. Since 2000, she has worked with the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights as Executive Director and most recently as the associate director for community affairs. She has been active in many other community activities including the Iowa City Human Rights Commission, Iowa City Foreign Relations Council, Rotary Club of Iowa City (noon), Emma Goldman Clinic for Women, and Human Rights Iowa City. She was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame in 2006.