2015: War and Tide of Refugees Multiplies Urgency of USIP's Work

2015: War and Tide of Refugees Multiplies Urgency of USIP's Work

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

By: USIP Staff

As the world this year saw its highest tide ever of people displaced by war, violence or persecution, the U.S. Institute of Peace has reinforced its work in the field to help reduce violence and its threat to U.S. and global security. “Our mission has never been more urgent,” says USIP President Nancy Lindborg in a video that highlights USIP’s work worldwide.

Fragility & Resilience; Conflict Analysis & Prevention; Reconciliation; Youth

Engaging Youth in Building Peace

Engaging Youth in Building Peace

Friday, September 19, 2014

By: Megan Chabalowski

From soccer games to theatre productions to entrepreneurial investments, young people are mobilizing to promote peace, according to participants in a September 16 Twitter chat on youth and peacebuilding. The chat showed the important role youth play as a force for peace in a world dominated by violent headlines.

Education & Training; Youth

If You Want Peace, You Have to Plan for It

If You Want Peace, You Have to Plan for It

Friday, September 19, 2014

By: Kristin Lord; Ann Louise Colgan; Ann-Louise Colgan

Sept. 21 will mark the annual observation of the International Day of Peace, established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981 to commemorate and strengthen the ideals of peace and to focus attention on the purpose of promoting peace by the world community. Marking a day of peace may seem idealistic especially against the grim parade of recent events, but to the contrary, its inspiration is decidedly pragmatic: If we do not take peace seriously enough to plan for it and to develop in...

Education & Training

Year in Review: The Global Peacebuilding Center

Friday, December 28, 2012

By: Ann-Louise Colgan

The Global Peacebuilding Center, USIP’s youth-focused education program, marked its first full year in 2012. Ann-Louise Colgan, director of the GPC, highlights some of the ways that the GPC is empowering the next generation of peacebuilders.

USIP in 2012: Year in Review

Thursday, December 20, 2012

From the idea of an interfaith center in Baghdad to prospective programs encouraging Burmese media to contribute to peace, USIP experts discuss conflict resolution and peacebuilding efforts in 2012 and plans for this new year in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Burma, the two Sudans and more.

TEDxWomen’s 'Space Between' is Familiar Territory to USIP

TEDxWomen’s 'Space Between' is Familiar Territory to USIP

Monday, December 3, 2012

“The Space Between,” the theme of TEDXWomen 2012, is familiar territory for the U.S. Institute of Peace, said Ann-Louise Colgan, the director of USIP’s Global Peacebuilding Center, in closing remarks for the event this past weekend. The Paley Center for Media hosted TEDXWomen at USIP’s headquarters in Washington D.C. on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, with the co-sponsorship of the Institute. 

Gender