U.S. Institute of Peace Announces Finalists for Inaugural Women Building Peace Award

U.S. Institute of Peace Announces Finalists for Inaugural Women Building Peace Award

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

News Type: Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) is pleased to announce the 10 finalists for the inaugural Women Building Peace Award. This award recognizes the vital role of women who are working in fragile or conflict-affected countries in pursuit of peace. USIP will announce the first recipient of the $10,000 award during a virtual ceremony on September 15.

Gender

Afghan peace process 'undermined' by Taliban Samangan attack - The National

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

News Type: USIP in the News

A Taliban attack on a provincial headquarters of Afghanistan’s intelligence agency which left 10 people dead will undermine the fragile peace process, experts say. The car bomb and ensuing gunfire assault in Samangan’s provincial capital Aybak on Monday ended with...

Does the New US Envoy for Women’s Rights Have Anything to Do? - PassBlue

Monday, July 13, 2020

News Type: USIP in the News

Six months into her job as the United States ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues, Kelley Currie has done little to demonstrate that she can restore American leadership on women’s rights while reporting to an ideologically driven administration known...

Gender

In Memoriam: Husham al-Hashimi

Friday, July 10, 2020

By: USIP Staff

News Type: Announcement

The U.S. Institute of Peace mourns the death of Husham al-Hashimi, a leading expert on extremist groups who devoted his life to building peace in Iraq. Al-Hashimi, 47, was shot dead near his home in Baghdad on July 6 by motorcycle-borne gunmen. No group has so far claimed responsibility for his murder.

Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue

US Officials Warn Americans Against Using TikTok - Voice of America

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

News Type: USIP in the News

U.S. officials and lawmakers are warning Americans against using Tiktok, a popular video-sharing application owned by Chinese parent company ByteDance, citing privacy and security concerns. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that Washington has...

In Memoriam: Jack Dunfey

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

News Type: Announcement

The U.S. Institute of Peace mourns the passing of John “Jack” Dunfey, a longtime peace activist and businessman. As a member of the bipartisan Matsunaga Commission, Dunfey helped pave the way for the founding of USIP in 1984.