USIP Announces Local Peacebuilding Education Awards

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:

American University
Washington, DC

Anne Arundel Community College
Arnold, MD

Arcadia University
Glenside, PA

Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Atlanta, GA

Ball State University
Muncie, IN

Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond
Richmond, VA

Bellarmine University
Louisville, KY

Beloit College
Beloit, WI

Boise State University
Boise, ID

Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA

Cabrini College
Radnor, PA

California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, CA

Canby Public Library
Canby, OR

Central Oregon Community College Foundation
Bend, OR

Colorado State University
Ft. Collins, CO

Columbia University
New York, NY

Delaware State University
Dover, DE

DePaul University
Chicago, IL

Dominican University
River Forest, IL

Eastern Arizona College
Thatcher, AZ

Fairleigh Dickinson University
Teaneck, NJ

Ferris State University
Big Rapids, MI

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Gainesville State College
Gainesville, GA

Gateway Community College
New Haven, CT

Lane Community College
Eugene, OR

George Mason University
Arlington, VA

George Washington University
Washington, DC

Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA

Guilford Technical Community College
Jamestown, NC

Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL

Indian River State College
Fort Pierce, FL

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Inver Hills Community College
Inver Grove Heights, MN

Juniata College
Huntingdon, PA

King College
Bristol, TN

Knox College
Galesburg, IL

Manchester University
North Manchester, IN

Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI

Marymount University
Arlington, VA

Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Moline Public Library
Moline, IL

Montgomery College
Germantown, MD

North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

Northwest Vista College
San Antonio, TX

Nyack College
Nyack, NY

Oregon University System
Corvallis, OR

Park University
Parkville, MO

Portland State University
Portland, OR

Providence College
Providence, RI

Radford University
Radford, VA

Rider University
Lawrence, NJ

San Jose State University
San Jose, CA

Shoreline Community College
Shoreline, WA

SIT Graduate Institute
Brattleboro, VT

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX

The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC

The University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.
Lawrence, KS

Tufts University
Medford, MA

University of Denver
Denver, CO

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL

University of Maryland
College Park, MD

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA

University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lowell, MA

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

University of San Diego
San Diego, CA

University of Southern Indiana
Evansville, IN

Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN

Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL

Westminster College
Fulton, MO

Wilmington College
Wilmington, OH

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

December 14, 2012