The USIP & Inspired Classroom Challenge Kicks Off for Schools Across the U.S.

Friday, September 20, 2019

News Type: Press Release

(Washington, DC and Missoula, MT) – The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) has partnered with Montana-based Inspired Classroom to launch a pilot initiative that kicks off this week, ahead of the International Day of Peace on September 21. Designed for grades 6-12 classrooms across the U.S, it will engage students in developing projects that elevate peacebuilding stories from around the world in contrast with the stories of violent conflict and extremism that tend to dominate the news cycle.

Education & Training

Tunisian autocrat Ben Ali dies in Saudi exile - Al Jazeera

Thursday, September 19, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

Tunisia's overthrown President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali died in exile in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, days after a free presidential election in his homeland. He was 83. He had been in intensive care in a hospital for three months after battling prostate cancer for years. "Ben Ali just...

Taliban want US deal, but some in bigger hurry than others - Associated Press

Thursday, September 12, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders agreed they wanted a deal with the United States, but some were in more of a hurry than others. Taliban negotiators were at odds with their Council of Leaders, or shura, about whether to travel to Camp David even before...

National service can unite us again - The Hill

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

By: Stephen J. Hadley

News Type: USIP in the News

We have a trust problem in America. Only 31 percent of citizens say that others can be trusted. At the same time, the number of hate groups in America has more than doubled since 1999. In the past several months alone, from El Paso to Gilroy, this lack of trust has manifested...

Once Again, Trump Lurches to End a War, But Troops Remain - Defense One

Monday, September 9, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to cancel peace negotiations with the Taliban has thrown the uncertainty of U.S. strategy in Afghanistan into stark relief and raised questions about the president’s commitment to his own avowed mission to...

Has the peace process in Afghanistan collapsed? - Al Jazeera

Sunday, September 8, 2019

News Type: USIP in the News

Talks to end the 18-year war in Afghanistan appeared to be making progress, but the negotiations are now at risk. The Taliban and the United States came up with a draft deal after nearly a year of discussions in Qatar, and the US's chief negotiator sounded...