Where We Work

USIP works in 51 countries facing warfare and extremism, from Iraq and Afghanistan to Burma and Nigeria. On any given day, our staff work with partners in prime ministers’ offices and parliaments—and in refugee camps and community centers—building peaceful solutions to bloodshed.

Where We Work

What We Do

USIP is a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical, and essential for U.S. and global security. In conflict zones abroad, the Institute works with local partners to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict.

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artisanal mask and fabric made by the Kamêntsá indigenous people from Putumayo, handmade with traditional beads and materials found in the region


Colombian Human Rights Leaders Protect Their Peace

Monday, February 24 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join USIP, the Washington Office on Latin America, and the Latin America Working Group Education Fund as we honor the winners of the 2019 National Prize for the Defense of Human Rights.