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Congress established the U.S. Institute of Peace in 1984 following years of proposals for the creation of a national “peace academy,” notably from a nationwide grassroots movement and from World War II combat veterans elected to legislative office.

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Stuck in the 'Man Box': Young Men, Identity and Why It Matters

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Join USIP and the authors, partners, and sponsors of research on the rigid construct of cultural ideas about male identity to discuss what these findings mean for men, women and the prospects for peaceful societies.