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The International Peace & Security Institute (IPSI) empowers peacemakers.

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Venture Peacebuilding

Venture Peacebuilding Symposium
Washington, DC 
January 22-23

Sarajevo Symposium

Sarajevo Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions
Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
July 7-22, 2018

DC Symposium on the New Frontiers of Peacebuilding 
Washington, DC 
July 14-August 4, 2018

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Negotiating for Peace as a Non-State Actor

Fri. & Sat., April 13 – 14, 2017, 9am-5pm Description: Non-state actors can focus entirely on finding pathways to end violence and build peace rather than advancing narrow national interests or government policies. Official negotiations are the responsibility of government representatives, but non-state actors can facilitate the process and explore options beyond the normal frameworks. However, they must earn trust [...]

Projects with Impact: Results-Based Design 101

Sat., March 24, 2018, 9am-5pm Description: Have you ever wondered what impact your work will have? Setting clear goals and outcomes for your project and identifying the right indicators to measure your progress will enable you to have a much more specific idea of what your project can achieve. This course will teach you the essentials for designing results-based [...]

Integrating Gender Considerations Into Your Work

Sat., March 3, 2018, 9am-5pm Description: Have you ever been told you need to integrate "gender considerations" into your work, nodded and wondered what the heck that meant? Or, perhaps you've heard that women are essential to peace and security - but you're afraid to ask why? Navigating requirements related to gender analysis can be confusing - and overwhelming. [...]

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Some of the recent work that makes us proud

Organizational Resilient Performance

IPSI is currently piloting our organizational resilient performance assessment methodology within Creative Associates International, a top international development firm with 2,000 employees working in more than 20 conflict-affected countries. IPSI is assessing the organization´s resilient performance, which will result in the development of nuanced interventions and training – increasing staff safety, performance, retention, and impact.

IPSI 2017 Symposiums

IPSI successfully ran our 2017 flagship symposiums: The Sarajevo Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions and The Bologna Symposium on Conflict Prevention, Resolution, and Reconciliation. Participants underwent intensive training for two- and three-weeks, respectively to engage with and learn from the world’s leading experts in the field while applying theory to practice.

Bologna Symposium
Sarajevo Symposium

Promoting Civility & Tolerance

IPSI recently developed and facilitated a series of creative design sessions to map the minds of 50 anti-hate experts. These practitioners contributed their knowledge to determine how to collectively address the most pressing anti-hate issues through efficient and appropriate interventions within U.S. schools. IPSI staff designed the activities, moderated the discussions, captured the data, and produced a report with findings.

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CVE Symposium

IPSI gathered leading thinkers, policymakers, digital pioneers, religious leaders, military experts and development practitioners at the CVE Symposium in Washington, DC to discuss the toughest challenges in countering and preventing violent extremism. Presenters and participants engaged in an inclusive exchange of information through conversations and interactive workshops.

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Kaleidoscopic Conflict

IPSI, supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, led a project to pull together some of the best thinking on complexity into a set of feasible reforms to set government agencies on a path toward more adaptive or entrepreneurial approaches to conflict prevention, engagement, and recovery.

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Frontline Civilians

IPSI designed a series of interactive flexible materials that prepare U.S. Civil Servants and the Foreign Service Community serving in foreign environments, particularly high-stress environments, to increase their resilience skills, their literacy on PTSD and related trauma and stressor-related disorders (SRDs), and their ability to cope with traumatic events at an individual and organizational level.

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Religion & Conflict

The Religion & Conflict Project for U.S. Foreign Affairs Officials conceptualized, designed, and built by IPSI for the U.S. Department of State, the Foreign Service Institute, and USAID, is the most complete, complex, and targeted training on the topic currently available in the world, utilizing new technologies and newly developed theory to target varying learning styles and comfort-levels with the topic.  Through this flexible modular online training, U.S. Foreign Affairs Officials learn how to build authentic, long-term partnerships with religious actors and institutions in order to prevent and resolve violent conflict.

UN Resolution 1325

This IPSI-designed interactive training course for the Institute for Inclusive Security introduces users to UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and national action plans. After completing this 30-minute module, users will understand why these plans are important, what’s needed to make a NAP high-impact, and what a user can do in their own country.

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Rotary International: “Peace Is…”

IPSI and the Rotarian Action Group for Peace, in collaboration with leadership from Rotary International, scripted and produced a 5-minute animated video in both English and Spanish to clearly illustrate the Global Peace System concept for Rotarians, inspire action to build Peace Projects, and give Rotarians the tools to further their peace work. The video immediately went viral among Rotarians. IPSI then produced a second video and accompanying toolkit to help Rotarians build peace projects in their local communities.

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