Six Community Colleges Receive Awards Through USIP Public Education for Peacebuilding Support Program

The U.S. Institute of Peace and Institute of International Education recently announced the recipients of USIP’s Public Education for Peacebuilding Support program for the fall 2013. A total of 58 institutions (including public libraries) received awards in 26 states.  The program is:

“…a new initiative of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The initiative seeks to support American colleges, universities and public libraries interested in holding events addressing international peace and conflict resolution.

The support may be used for a variety of activities, including, but not limited to the following:

educational or training workshops


speaker programs

library forums

web-based forums.”

Awardees receive up to $2,000 for programs that are designed to promote global peacebuilding.  The winners in this round will hold events during the fall semester 2013.  The application period for Round Three (programs for the spring 2014) will open soon.

Community colleges receiving awards include:

For the spring 2013, the following 2-year institutions received awards:

For more information about the USIP/IIE program, contact Steve Riskin at USIP at


Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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