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Application Deadline: May 3, 2013

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and the Institute of International Education (IIE) are pleased to announce today that they are launching the second application cycle of the USIP Public Education for Peacebuilding Support (PEPS) initiative. Through this program, administered by IIE, USIP supports colleges, universities and public libraries in the U.S. and its territorial possessions to enable them to hold events that advance and promote the understanding of peacebuilding and international conflict resolution. 

For more information or to download an application, please go www.iie.org/usipsupport

USIP is an independent, nonpartisan institution established and funded by Congress to increase the nation’s capacity to manage international conflict without violence. By supporting events across the country that cover a wide range of peace and conflict mitigation topics, USIP aims to contribute in a significant way to the national conversation on addressing, preventing, and resolving international conflict.

This initiative will provide $2000 each to 250 U.S. institutions and public libraries. Funding may be used for a variety of activities, including educational or training workshops, lectures, speaker programs, library forums or web-based forums. The activity must address issues of international conflict and its resolution and be held during the Fall of 2013. The application deadline is May 3, 2013 and recipients will be announced in July 2013.  For more information or to download the application, please go to www.iie.org/usipsupport or email usipsupport@iie.org

Eligibility: 
  • All accredited colleges and universities, as well as public libraries, in the U.S. or its territorial possessions are eligible to apply. 
  • Groups or organizations, such as academic departments, academic clubs and consortia within either entity are also eligible. 
  • University student-led groups may submit an application with the endorsement of a faculty member or administrator. 
  • Multiple organizations from the same entity are eligible to apply.
  • Non-U.S. higher education institutions or public libraries are not eligible to apply. 

For more information or to download the application, please go to www.iie.org/usipsupport or email usipsupport@iie.org
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The Institute of International Education led a U.S. higher education delegation to Myanmar last week to explore potential partnership opportunities. The delegation was part of a broader IIE Myanmar higher education initiative which seeks to help the country rebuild its higher education capacity. Allan Goodman, the Institute’s President and CEO, led the delegation, together with Meghann Curtis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Academic Programs, and representatives from the U.S. Embassy.

The delegation visited universities, organizations, and government entities in Yangon, Mandalay, and Naypyidaw. Participants visited nine universities throughout Myanmar and engaged in in-depth discussions with several government ministries, including the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science & Technology and Ministry of Health. To build academic engagement between the two countries, delegation members gave lectures and workshops for hundreds of faculty and staff members at the universities they visited.

As an immediate follow-up to these productive visits, members of the delegation have announced concrete university-led initiatives which will benefit citizens, students and faculty from both countries.

Corrected Link: Click here to read the commitments made by universities that participated in the delegation.

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