United States Institute of Peace


About the U.S. Institute of Peace
The United States Institute of Peace is an independent national institute founded by Congress. Its mission is to help prevent and resolve violent conflicts abroad, which pose risks for U.S. and global security. USIP works directly in conflict zones with local partners to prevent conflicts from turning to bloodshed and to end it when they do. The Institute provides training, analyses and other support to people, organizations and governments working to build peace.


Program Available

Building Peace and Transforming Conflict in a Turbulent World: A Visit to the U.S. Institute of Peace
Conflict is often viewed as something negative, associated with violence, war and destructive acts. However, conflict is a natural part of life, and it can be managed in ways that promote positive outcomes, even in the most difficult circumstances, if the right tools are put into practice. This special program for National History Day participants at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is an opportunity to learn about the Institute’s efforts to prevent and transform violent conflict around the world. Participants will leave with a new understanding of how peace is possible, practical, and essential to global and national security. This program is for Senior Division students on Monday and Junior Division students on Tuesday. It has a capacity of 50 participants per session.

Location: U.S. Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037

Times Available
Monday, June 11, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Senior Division students)
Monday, June 11, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Senior Division students)

Tuesday, June 12, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Junior Division students)
Tuesday, June 12, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Junior Division students)