Ellie Quinlan manages the public visitor programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace as a member of the public education team. She leads outreach to connect diverse American public groups with the Institute’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. 

Quinlan facilitates onsite and virtual workshops about the Institute and our work to resolve international conflicts through nonviolent approaches. These workshops also help participants to develop their understanding of international conflict management and peacebuilding and to engage further with USIP resources. Quinlan also connects students, teachers and other public visitor groups with resources like the Peace Trail on the National Mall. 

Prior to joining USIP’s public education team, Quinlan served as a specialist in USIP’s external relations office for over two years, providing support to the vice president and coordinating intradepartmental priorities. Previously, Quinlan developed summer programs with the National Student Leadership Conference and worked on grants and strategy planning at the International Rescue Committee in Nairobi, Kenya. Quinlan holds a bachelor’s in diplomacy and world affairs from Occidental College.

Publications By Ellie

Amid Pandemic, Virtual Peace Trail Demonstrates U.S. Commitment to Peace

Amid Pandemic, Virtual Peace Trail Demonstrates U.S. Commitment to Peace

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

By: Ann-Louise Colgan; Ellie Quinlan

The last year was marked by disruption, with schools shuttered, workplaces closed and so many aspects of daily life altered by the pandemic. While COVID drastically reduced the number of tourists to the capital, too, that did not stop USIP from bringing Washington, D.C. to Americans through virtual options for visiting and experiencing the Peace Trail on the National Mall. The Peace Trail brings a “peace lens” to the experience of visiting the National Mall — elevating stories of key figures, institutions and moments in history that demonstrate America’s commitment to peace.

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