[United States Government Manual] [June 01, 2008] [Pages 576-578] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]
UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE Suite 200, 1200 Seventeenth Street NW., Washington, DC 20036 Phone, 202-457-1700. Fax, 202-429-6063. Internet, www.usip.org. Board of Directors: Public Members: Chairman J. Robinson West Vice Chairman Maria Otero [[Page 577]] Members Betty F. Bumpers, Holly J. Burkhalter, Anne H. Cahn, Chester A. Crocker, Laurie S. Fulton, Charles Horner, Kathleen Martinez, George E. Moose, Jeremy A. Rabkin, Ron Silver, Judy Van Rest Ex officio: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice President, National Defense University Frances C. Wilson Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates President, U.S. Institute of Peace Richard H. Solomon Officials: President Richard H. Solomon Executive Vice President, Management Patricia Thomson Senior Counselor/Vice President for Headquarters Charles E. Nelson Project Vice President, Management Michael Graham Vice President, Education Program Pamela Aall Vice President, Grants and Fellowships Steven Heydemann Director, Jeannette Rankin Library Program (vacancy) Vice President for the Center for Conflict Abiodun Williams Analysis and Prevention Associate Vice President, Rule of Law Neil J. Kritz Vice President, Professional Training Program Michael Lekson Vice President, Center for Postconflict Daniel P. Serwer Peacebuilding Vice President, Center for Mediation and David R. Smock Conflict Resolution Director, Office of Public Affairs and Ian Larsen Communications Director, Office of Publications Valerie Norville ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The United States Institute of Peace promotes research, policy analysis, education, and training on international peace and conflict resolution. The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan, and national institution established and funded by Congress to develop and disseminate knowledge about international peace and conflict resolution. The Institute addresses this mandate in three principal ways: --by expanding basic and applied knowledge about the origins, nature, and processes of peace and war, encompassing the widest spectrum of approaches and insights; --by disseminating this knowledge to officials, policymakers, diplomats, and others engaged in efforts to promote international peace; and --by supporting education and training programs and providing information for secondary and university-level teachers and students and the general public. Programs The Education Program supports educational activities and curricula that help teachers and students, in the United States and abroad, understand international conflict resolution and build the capacities of future peacemakers. Each year, the Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace awards Senior Fellowships to 12-15 foreign policy scholars, policymakers, and [[Page 578]] journalists who conduct research on aspects of international conflict and peace. The Fellowship Program also awards nonresident Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships to students and U.S. universities researching and writing doctoral dissertations on international peace and conflict. In addition to its in-house collections, the Jeannette Rankin Library has placed online the full texts of numerous peace agreements and documents relating to truth commissions, plus annotated links to related Web sites. The Grants Program administers the Institute's program of financial support for research, education, training, and the dissemination of information on international peace and conflict resolution. Grants are made for both solicited and unsolicited components. The Office of Public Outreach helps provide the work of the Institute to a range of audiences through the media, convening public events, and scheduling speaking engagements by Institute specialists. The Office of Publications oversees the publication of a broad range of products concerned with various aspects of international conflict and its resolution. Institute publications are available by request or by free subscription while other items are available for purchase. The Research and Studies Program develops and disseminates knowledge on the prevention, management, and peaceful resolution of conflicts through working groups, public meetings, written products, and other forms of research and analysis. The Rule of Law Program refines principles of the rule of law articulated by various international bodies and provides governments and policymakers with practical guidance for their implementation. The Training Program offers interactive programs that help government officials, military and police personnel, international organization representatives, and others interested acquire skills to handle all phases of conflict. The Office of Peace and Stability Operations applies the knowledge and lessons learned from other conflict resolution experiences to active zones of conflict abroad that are of highest priority to U.S. interests. Special Initiatives The Balkans Initiative works to promote peace and reconciliation in the former Yugoslavia and to build consensus on Balkans policy and the U.S. role in maintaining peace. The Special Initiative on the Muslim World addresses a broad range of political, social, cultural, and religious questions. It explores the prospects for long-term understanding between the Western and Islamic worlds, and develops crisis management strategies for resolving conflicts. The Religion and Peacemaking Initiative enhances the capacity of faith communities to be forces for peace. It focuses on the role of religion in world conflicts and the applicability of human rights. Sources of Information Electronic access to the Institute is available through the Internet at www.usip.org. For further information, contact the Office of Congressional and Public Affairs, United States Institute of Peace, 1200 Seventeenth Street NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036-3011. Phone, 202-457-1700. Fax, 202-429- 6063. Internet, www.usip.org.