USIP’s public education program was established in 2011 to extend the Institute’s longstanding educational work to new—especially younger—audiences, introducing them to key concepts and skills in conflict management and to the challenges and importance of peacebuilding.
USIP's public education program focuses particularly on engaging the next generation of peacebuilders here in the U.S., working with educators and with students at the middle school and high school levels across the country. We also work with older and younger students, and with international students who visit the U.S. or who engage with USIP in conflict zones. And we seek to reach new audiences in the broader American public, particularly those interested in USIP’s mission and work.
USIP's public education program:
- Offers a range of resources to bring to life core concepts and make peacebuilding accessible and engaging for our audiences, including: a curriculum guide (our Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators, which exists in four languages) and other educational materials; multimedia exhibits; and a dynamic website targeted to young people and educators;
- Works directly with young people through educational programs and initiatives that build their peacebuilding knowledge and skills;
- Works directly with teachers through professional development workshops and other activities that help bring peacebuilding into their classrooms;
- Strengthens USIP’s public engagement through strategic partnerships and opportunities that reach new audiences
For more information, please visit www.usip.org/public-education.