The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) sponsors the Global Peace Prize at the national level of National History Day (NHD) to encourage students to learn about historical examples of peacebuilding, and to explore connections between today’s violent conflicts, and the efforts to resolve them, and historical events and forces.
The Global Peace Prize is awarded annually to the top middle and high school entries that demonstrate America’s commitment to peace, including the role that individuals, organizations and/or the U.S. government have played in advancing the cause of global peace.
A Special Week: Exploring Peacebuilding through History
June 21, 2016 - Last week saw the culmination of USIP’s engagement over the past school year with National History Day, including the presentation of the Global Peace Prize and visits by other NHD students to USIP’s headquarters.
2015 Northern Virginia NHD Part 1: USIP Special Award Presented to Student Projects on Peace
March 13, 2015—The U.S. Institute of Peace Special Award was awarded to two remarkable student projects at the Virginia District Five National History Day Competition last Saturday.
2015 Northern Virginia NHD Part 2: Celebrating National History Day with 2015 Special Award Recipients
May 13, 2015 – As part of its continued engagement with young peacebuilders, Public Education at USIP hosted a reception to honor the two student winners of the Northern Virginia National History Day 2015 USIP Special Award.