For Immediate Release, December 14, 2012
Contact: Allison Sturma, 202-429-4725
(Washington) – Seventy-six U.S. colleges, universities, and public libraries in 32 states and the District of Columbia will conduct events that advance and promote the understanding of peacebuilding and international conflict resolution, as part of the new Public Education for Peacebuilding Support initiative, the U.S. Institute of Peace announced today. Awardees were notified this week.
“Amid the persistence of international violent conflict, these projects help to promote deeper understanding domestically of the importance of conflict resolution and peacebuilding efforts around the world,” commented USIP Executive Vice President Linda Jamison. “The Institute is pleased to be able to support public education work across the United States and looks forward to supporting more academic institutions in the future.”
Events that receive USIP Public Education for Peacebuilding Support address a wide range of themes, such as gender, media, science and technology, sustainable economics, nonviolent conflict resolution, international and regional organizations, post-conflict transitions, and negotiation and mediation. Events will also cover country and region specific topics.
The competitive application process evaluates proposals against several criteria, including relevance, impact and need. The deadline for submitting applications to the next awards cycle is May 1.
The first cycle awardees are:
Anne Arundel Community College
Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Ball State University
Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond
Boise State University
Bryn Mawr College
California Institute of Integral Studies
Canby Public Library
Central Oregon Community College Foundation
Colorado State University
Delaware State University
Eastern Arizona College
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Ferris State University
Florida State University
Gainesville State College
Gateway Community College
Lane Community College
George Mason University
George Washington University
Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.
Guilford Technical Community College
Illinois Wesleyan University
Indian River State College
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Inver Hills Community College
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City
Moline Public Library
North Carolina State University
Northwest Vista College
Oregon University System
Portland State University
San Jose State University
Shoreline Community College
SIT Graduate Institute
Texas Woman's University
The Catholic University of America
The University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.
University of Denver
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of New Mexico
University of Pittsburgh
University of San Diego
University of Southern Indiana
Western Illinois University
More information about the Initiative is available online. The Initiative is administered by the Institute of International Education.
The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan conflict management center created by Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict without resorting to violence. USIP saves lives, increases the government’s ability to deal with conflicts before they escalate, reduces government costs, and enhances national security. USIP is headquartered in Washington, DC. To learn more visit www.usip.org.