Latest from USIP on Education
- May 22, 2013 | Publication
Smart v. tough, seeing a problem from another’s viewpoint – these are some of the skills USIP’s Ted Feifer explores during a week-long program for government officials that illustrated an evolving political culture in Central Asia.
- May 10, 2013 | News Releases
The U.S. Institute of Peace announced today the state-level winners of the 2012-2013 National Peace Essay Contest. Each of the 50 high school students received an academic scholarship for their essays on “Gender, War, and Peacebuilding.”
- May 6, 2013 | Publication
A close-up look on how two USIP grantees in Iraq are helping the often neglected youth population to effect positive change.
- May 6, 2013 | Course
Learn how to develop effective strategies for establishing stable institutions and a robust civil society, including how to address the interplay among issues of corruption, accountability, rule of law, elections, political party development, public administration, and economic reconstruction in divided societies.
- May 3, 2013 | Publication
From 2002 to 2006, the United Nations secretary-general hosted a series of lectures by Nobel laureates, academics and scientists. Their reflections on topics ranging from literature and human rights to economics and science are compiled in a USIP Press book that draws its title from a declaration of optimism by the renowned writer Toni Morrison.
- April 12, 2013 | Publication
Online education and mobile technology have exponentially increased access to information and skills. How can online education promote peacebuilding?
- March 21, 2013 | Publication
A two-year project involving theater organizations in Afghanistan to convey lessons on the rule of law and conflict resolution brought the arts to remote locations, safe houses for youth and even women’s prisons. USIP examines the benefits and challenges of this grant project.
- March 20, 2013 | Event
Tunisia's 2010-11 “Jasmine Revolution” ignited a flame of political rebellion that quickly spread to Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Bahrain, and Syria. But as the "Arab Spring" enters its third season, Tunisia’s struggle for democracy is beset by escalating ideological and even violent conflicts. What are the key challenges facing Tunisia? How can U.S. officials and nongovernmental organizations help Tunisians address mounting domestic and regional crises?
- March 19, 2013 | Publication
Ann-Louise Colgan, USIP's Global Peacebuilding Center director, shares the impact of the newest video in the “Witnesses to Peacebuilding" series.
- March 14, 2013 | Publication
In 2011 and 2012, USIP held a Priority Grant Competition entitled “Communication for Peacebuilding” to support research and practitioner projects on the ways that communication flows and communication technologies can contribute to the prevention and resolution of conflict. In this Q&A, USIP’s Elizabeth Murray discusses the main findings of the report.
- March 7, 2013 | Publication
Peacebuilders come in many shapes and sizes, and in different uniforms. This was one of the clear themes as Army Colonel BJ Constantine, Army Peace fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), spoke with a 5th grade class of aspiring peacebuilders at Stoddert Elementary School in Northwest Washington, DC earlier this week.
- March 5, 2013 | Course
Learn how to strengthen the capacity of individuals, institutions, and society as a whole in post-conflict environments. Master the transfer of knowledge including adult learning principles, building rapport, developing conflict sensitivity, assessing local capacity, and supporting local ownership and sustainability.
- February 25, 2013 | Course
Learn how to use Intergroup Dialogue (ID) to engage alienated groups in safe conversation about their identities with the goal of improving understanding, dismantling perceptions of the “other,” and creating alliances that help pave the way to greater intergroup cooperation and peaceful coexistence.
- February 13, 2013 | Publication
The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) and the nonprofit Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) on February 1 held the third in its joint “Congressional Briefing Series--Topics on International Conflict Resolution and Prevention.” The well-attended discussion on the current situation in Syria featured Steven Heydemann, senior adviser for Middle East Initiatives at USIP, and Fred Hof, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East.
- February 1, 2013 | In the Field
For the first time, the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) has sent a team of its conflict-management specialists to train an entire U.S. military unit preparing to deploy to a war zone—Afghanistan.