Who We Are

The U.S. Institute of Peace was created by Congress in 1984 as an independent, nonpartisan national institute dedicated to the proposition that peace is possible, practical and essential for U.S. and global security.


What We Do

With a mission to prevent, mitigate and resolve violent conflict, the U.S. Institute of Peace provides people, organizations and governments at every level with analysis, education and resources to manage conflict so that it doesn’t become violent and resolve it when it does.


Where We Work

The staff of the U.S. Institute of Peace works with individuals and organizations worldwide from the Institute’s Washington D.C. headquarters at the northwest corner of the National Mall, as well as on the ground in some of the world’s most dangerous regions.

Kurdish PKK Guerilla


When Women in War Aren’t Victims: A Security Blindspot

Wednesday, March 1, 10:00am - 11:30am

Join the U.S. Institute of Peace on March 1 for a look at examples from World War II and the current Afghan war to examine this blind spot in our analysis of war—and how it hampers our responses.