Our Approach

The Academy brings together expert practitioners and academics across disciplines and time zones to meet learners of all experience levels wherever they are: on the ground, online, and in the classroom.

What We Offer

We offer a diverse set of education and training opportunities to fit the needs of learners of all lifestyles and skill levels.

Easily one of the best courses I have attended in almost 20 years as a practicing attorney. Thank you for allowing me to benefit from the instructor's, USIP's, and the guest speakers' vast knowledge and expertise.

Col. Gene Baime, U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeal

The most important thing I learned was the important role played by local custom (legal and historical), and how much it needs to be taken into consideration when attempting to fashion post-conflict rule of law programs. The USIP [Academy] program, and staff and colleagues, were all part of a great professional experience.

Joe Saltarelli

Yours was the best distance learning program I've ever taken. The audio clips by people who lived the crises provided a perspective that mere reading cannot convey.

Daniel C. Clark, Northrop Grumman, former U.S. Central Command Staff

I thoroughly enjoyed this EXCEPTIONAL course, found it quite easy to use, and most importantly, quite instructive. The fact that I'm a U.S. Naval officer currently underway aboard an aircraft carrier in the middle of the Pacific Ocean should say quite a bit about the facility of your excellent program, and to use such an online tool of remarkable quality was an amazing experience regardless of location.

LCDR Terrence Dudley, USS KITTY HAWK

USIP [the Academy] has demonstrated that it can play an integral role in bringing participants with diverse backgrounds together to enhance individual and group situational awareness capacities.

Sameera Daniels, Director, Ramsey Decision Theoretics & Civic Participation

My neighborhood faces escalating crime and disorder; I now have a better sense of how to connect what I'm seeing to a framework of peace building that will help me to positively respond.

UNAMID Reconciliation efforts between tribes in Mellit.

Free Micro-Courses

The USIP Academy’s free online micro-courses introduce learners to foundational topics in conflict management, providing the convenience and accessibility that busy professionals at all levels need to begin improving their knowledge and skillset.

Mission Zhobia

Game: Test your skills.

Imagine being deployed to Zhobia, a fictitious country recently devastated by violent conflict. Your mission is to help strengthen the rule of law in the country. Play now


Glossary of Terms for Conflict Management and Peacebuilding

Glossary of Terms for Conflict Management and Peacebuilding

To help practitioners, scholars, and students answer questions about terminology, USIP has developed the Peace Terms: A Glossary of Terms for Conflict Management and Peacebuilding. This extensive glossary provides short definitions of a wide range of complex and often confusing terms used in the field of conflict resolution.

Type: Book

USIP’s Work in Civ-Mil Relations

USIP’s Work in Civ-Mil Relations

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Establishing enduring peace in fragile and conflict-affected states requires a coordinated approach, one in which civilian and military agencies consciously collaborate. However, many groups aren’t aware of other organizations’ initiatives, don’t understand their purposes, and fail to synchronize resources—resulting in duplicative, piecemeal efforts, inefficient use of limited resources, and other negative consequences.

Type: Fact Sheet

Civilian-Military Relations