George A. Lopez, U. of Notre Dame Professor, Appointed VP of USIP Academy

The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) announced on August 16  that Dr. George A. Lopez, of the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute has been appointed Vice President of the Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding.  He succeeds Pamela Aall, who founded the Academy and is now a senior adviser at USIP. Lopez hasContinue reading “George A. Lopez, U. of Notre Dame Professor, Appointed VP of USIP Academy”

Strengthening Tertiary Education Program-University Partnerships for Afghanistan

A previous blog featured a discussion about an upcoming program from USAID to develop associate degree programs in Afghanistan as part of  the Strengthening Tertiary Education Program – University Partnerships for Afghanistan (STEP-UP) effort.   The RFA is now posted.  The relevant dates for prospective applicants are: Issuance Date: May 29, 2013; Closing Date:   July 15,Continue reading “Strengthening Tertiary Education Program-University Partnerships for Afghanistan”

USAID Promotes Community College Degree Efforts in Afghanistan

Post-conflict peacebuilding efforts frequently include an educational component. Often, these efforts are designed to train individuals for careers in paraprofessional areas and the trades. The connection between building markets and sustainable peace is clear. And an essential component is a population that can work in areas that are needed to support markets and provide basicContinue reading “USAID Promotes Community College Degree Efforts in Afghanistan”