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

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Stabilization Symposium

Stabilization Symposium
Washington, DC 
June 26-27

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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Some of the recent work that makes us proud

Venture Peacebuilding Initiative

Venture Peacebuilding leverages the intellect, passion, and experience of impact investors, social entrepreneurs, and peacebuilders.  Together, we are growing an eco-system of people and companies focused on disrupting systems of violence, building peaceful and resilient communities, and reclaiming the $14 trillion of global GDP annually lost to conflict. The Venture Peacebuilding Initiative launched in January 2018 with the Venture Peacebuilding Symposium, which led to the VP Executive Report and the Online Collaboration Network of Venture Peacebuilders.

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Comic Books for Peace

 In collaboration with Creative Frontiers and CL/HRA, this Department of State funded project is currently empowering young comic book writers in Pakistan to use their skills to build resilience in their community against violent extremism. Bringing together the fields of creative design, resilience building, and countering violent extremism provides an exciting new opportunity for youth in Pakistan to build a more peaceful world.

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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.

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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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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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

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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