William and Pascale Warda Awarded Inaugural International Religious Freedom Award

William and Pascale Warda Awarded Inaugural International Religious Freedom Award

Thursday, July 18, 2019

News Type: Announcement

USIP congratulates our longtime partners, Pascale and William Warda, for being awarded the State Department’s inaugural International Religious Freedom Award. They have been deeply involved in advocating for the rights of religious minorities, particularly Christians, in northern Iraq in the face of regional instability and the ISIS occupation.


USIP Peace Teachers Program Announces 2019 Cohort

Friday, July 12, 2019

News Type: Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – For young people living in Ketchikan, AK; Greenup, KY; Ridgeland, MS; and O’Neill, NE, news of talks with North Korea, a protest movement in Hong Kong, or the overthrow of a dictator in Sudan may feel like a world away. Four high school teachers from these communities, selected to take part in a U.S. Institute of Peace program, will spend the next school year bringing critical international issues of conflict such as these to life, while also empowering their students to see peace as something practical and possible.

Education & Training

US races for Taliban deal but Afghan peace further away - AFP

Friday, July 5, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

After nearly two decades in Afghanistan, the United States is racing to reach an agreement with the Taliban within two months but a broader peace deal for the war-ravaged country looks far more elusive. President Donald Trump, in a rare position...

An Update on Algeria and Libya - Voice of America

Sunday, June 30, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

It has been nearly three months since Algerian President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, resigned amidst massive protests. While progress has been made on several fronts, many Algerians still yearn for fundamental systemic change. What will the future of Algeria...

US Institute Trains Kenyan Women to Spot Potential Terrorists - Voice of America

Thursday, June 27, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

The U.S. Institute of Peace is training Kenyan women from 20 organizations to help fight terrorist radicalization campaigns. The program comes as Kenya struggles to halt the recruitment efforts of Islamist militant group al-Shabab. The organization Sisters Without Borders...