About the Academy
The Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding is the education and training arm of the United States Institute of Peace.
Established in 2009, the Academy provides practitioner-oriented education, training, and resources via facilities at USIP's Washington headquarters, mobile training in conflict zones abroad (for example, Afghanistan, Sudan, and Iraq), and online distance education and training.
- equips U.S. and international civilian, military, and nongovernmental practitioners with the skills for effective peacebuilding
- provides decision-makers with the understanding and tools for crafting sound policies for conflict management and peacebuilding
- gives government officials and civil society leaders in zones of conflict the skills, tools, and practice to build peace
- strengthens the capacity of educational institutions and civil society organizations to prepare future conflict managers and peacebuilders
These activities are part of a dynamic Think, Act, Teach, Train cycle that completes the knowledge loop, enabling us to continually update and refresh our programs.
- USIP Practitioner Courses
- Workshops and Training in Zones of Conflict
- National Peace Essay Contest
- Peace Terms: Glossary of Terms for Conflict Management and Peacebuilding
- Sign up for the monthly Academy Bulletin
- Explore how we've trained 35,000 participants in 170 countries