USIP in 2012: Year in Review

December 20, 2012

From the idea of an interfaith center in Baghdad to prospective programs encouraging Burmese media to contribute to peace, USIP experts discuss conflict resolution and peacebuilding efforts in 2012 and plans for this new year in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Burma, the two Sudans and more.

The Global Peace Building Center

Ann-Louise Colgan
The Global Peacebuilding Center, USIP’s youth-focused education program, marked its first full year in 2012. Ann-Louise Colgan, director of the GPC, highlights some of the ways that the GPC is empowering the next generation of peacebuilders. | Watch the video

 Ann-Louise Colgan, Global Peacebuilding Center

Year in Review: Susatainable Economies and Natural Resources

Raymond Gilpin
USIP’s Raymond Gilpin, director of the Center for Sustainable Economies, talks about the big projects in 2012 to help Afghanistan, Nigeria, and other countries manage their natural resources – and what the center will focus on in 2013. | Watch the video


2012’s “Quiet Revolution” in Social Media

Sheldon Himelfarb
Sheldon Himelfarb, director of the Media, Conflict, and Peacebuilding Center at USIP, looks at 2012’s “quiet revolution” in social media. | Watch the video


Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding

Qamar-ul Huda
USIP Senior Program Officer Qamar-ul Huda looks at 2012 lessons learned in religion, conflict, and peacebuilding, including the Koran desecration incident in Afghanistan and the controversial “Innocence of Muslims” film. | Watch the video

 Qamar-ul Huda

Reconciliation in a Transformed Libya

Manal Omar
Manal Omar, director of Iraq, Iran, and North Africa Programs, discusses efforts to promote reconciliation and governance in a Libya emerging from years of dictatorship. | Watch the video

 Manal Omar

A "Big Year” for Burma

Collette Rausch
Burma began emerging from years of isolation as it took major steps towards building a democratic state in 2012. Colette Rausch looks back at “a big year” for Burma and discusses the prospects ahead. | Watch the video

 Collette Rausch

Conflict Continues in the Two Sudans

John Temin
Jon Temin, director of the Sudan and South Sudan programs at USIP, examines “a difficult year” for Sudan and South Sudan, and highlights some of USIP’s work in the region. | Watch the video

 Jonathan Temin

Transition in Afghanistan

Andrew Wilder
Andrew Wilder, director of USIP’s Afghanistan and Pakistan programs, looks at Afghanistan in a time of transition, highlighting the significant developments of the past year and looking ahead to 2013 and beyond. | Watch the video

 Andrew Wilder


December 28, 2012