Timing
A Year in the Life of a Peace Teacher

A Year in the Life of a Peace Teacher

Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 / Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

At a time when violent international conflict and the threat of extremism loom large, four high school teachers in Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, and Florida have spent the last year taking part in a U.S. Institute of Peace program to help their students gain the knowledge, skills and perspectives they need to work toward a more peaceful world.

Education & Training

Building Colombia’s New Peace

Building Colombia’s New Peace

Date: Friday, March 24, 2017 / Time: 3:10pm - 4:45pm

USIP and Colombia’s University of Cartagena webcast a live forum March 24 with Colombian youth leaders and students working toward post-war reconciliation. A panel of peacebuilders discussed with them the growing roles for youth leaders in healing violent conflicts in Colombia and globally.

Youth; Education & Training

Building the Programs That Can Better Build the Peace

Building the Programs That Can Better Build the Peace

Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 / Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

In countries worldwide, governmental and private agencies run programs to prevent violent conflicts and reduce their causes—notably broad social injustices, corruption and human rights abuses. But how effective are these programs? On March 7, a consortium of peacebuilding organizations presented improved ways to measure and maximize the impact of programs to prevent violence, stabilize conflict zones and build peace and security abroad.

Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue; Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Education & Training; Global Policy

The Arab Woman: Enhancing Leadership & Resilience

The Arab Woman: Enhancing Leadership & Resilience

Date: Monday, December 5, 2016 / Time: 5:00am - 10:30am

On December 5, to mark the Fifth Annual Arab-American Day, the League of Arab States and the U.S. Institute of Peace hosted a discussion with Arab women leaders, academics and policymakers, including the newly-elected Minnesota House Representative and Somali American, Ilhan Omar, on how education and economic opportunities can engage women and men in supporting women’s voices, equality and success.

Economics & Environment; Education & Training; Gender; Fragility & Resilience

Webcast: End Female Genital Mutilation

Webcast: End Female Genital Mutilation

Date: Friday, December 2, 2016 / Time: 4:00am - 12:00pm

More than 200 million girls and women in 30 countries live with the medical and emotional complications of female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C), UNICEF estimates. As part of the United Nations’ global development goals, governments worldwide declared their intent two years ago to end this human rights violation by 2030. On December 2, USIP held a day-long conference in which expert educators, medical providers, law enforcement officials, religious leaders and others laid groundwork for an intensified global strategy that will be required to meet the 2030 goal.

Education & Training; Gender; Justice, Security & Rule of Law; Human Rights

Resisting the Lure of Violent Extremism

Resisting the Lure of Violent Extremism

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 / Time: 4:00am - 5:00am

As extremist groups around the world manipulate local grievances to recruit members and destabilize entire countries and regions, the response by governments and communities on the frontlines is more important than ever. Based on new research conducted in Kenya, the U.S. Institute of Peace hosted a Twitter roundtable (#CVEExchange) to explore how and why certain communities in Kenya were able to resist the pull of violent extremism.

Violent Extremism; Education & Training; Youth

Youth, Peace and Security: New Global Perspectives

Youth, Peace and Security: New Global Perspectives

Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 / Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

On June 14, the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Inter-agency Working Group on Youth and Peacebuilding held a discussion of the resolution with the U.N. Secretary-General’s first Envoy for Youth H.E. Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan, as well as young leaders from countries affected by violent extremism and armed conflict, and other senior experts.

Education & Training; Gender; Youth