[United States Government Manual] [May 30, 1997] [Pages 734-736] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]
UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE 1550 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20005-1708 Phone, 202-457-1700. Fax, 202-429-6063 Board of Directors: Public Members: Chairman Chester A. Crocker Vice Chairman Max M. Kampelman [[Page 735]] Members Dennis L. Bark, Theodore M. Hesburgh, Seymour Martin Lipset, Christopher Phillips, Mary Louise Smith, W. Scott Thompson, Allen Weinstein, Harriet Zimmerman Ex officio: Deputy Director, U.S. Arms Control and Ralph Earle II Disarmament Agency Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence Toby Trister Gati and Research President, National Defense University Lt. Gen. Ervin J. Rokke, USAF Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Walter B. Slocombe Officials: President Richard H. Solomon Executive Vice President Harriet Hentges Vice President Charles E. Nelson Director, Education and Training Peter Schoettle Director, Research and Studies Stanley O. Roth Director, Grants Program David R. Smock Director, Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program Joseph L. Klaits for International Peace Director, Jeannette Rankin Library Program Margarita Studemeister Director, Administration Bernice J. Carney Director, Office of Communications Sheryl Brown Director, Rule of Law Initiative Neil J. Kritz Senior Scholar for Religion, Ethics, and Human David Little Rights ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The United States Institute of Peace was established to promote research, policy analysis, education, and training on international peace and conflict resolution. The United States Institute of Peace is an independent Federal institution created 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. The Institute's primary activities are grantmaking, fellowships, in- house research projects, public education and outreach activities, publications, and library services. The Grants Program provides financial support for research, information services, education, and training. Eligible grantees include nonprofit organizations; official public institutions, such as public schools, colleges, universities, libraries, and State and local agencies; and individuals. The Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace provides fellowships to scholars, doctoral candidates, practitioners, and other professionals to undertake research and other appropriate forms of work on issues of international peace and the management of international conflicts. The Research and Studies Program conducts conferences, seminars, and study groups on issues of short- and long-term significance. [[Page 736]] The Jeannette Rankin Library Program has four main components: a specialized research library; a network with and support for other libraries, both private and public; an oral history resource; and bibliographic as well as other data bases. The Office of Communications fulfills requests for speakers and media services, answers general inquiries, and conducts outreach programs in Washington, DC, and elsewhere. Institute-directed activities under the Education and Training Program include educational video programs, teacher training projects, and a National Peace Essay Contest for high school students. Institute publications include the Biennial Report to Congress and the President; a newsletter, Peace Watch; periodic papers on selected topics, Peaceworks; and monographs, books, and special reports generated from Institute-sponsored projects. Sources of Information Electronic access to the Institute is available through the Internet, at http://www.usip.org/. For further information, contact the Office of Communications, United States Institute of Peace, Suite 700, 1550 M Street NW., Washington, DC 20005-1708. Phone, 202-457-1700.