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United States Institute of Peace (USIP) 2005f
1200 17th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036, United States
tel:1-202 457 1700 fax:1-202 429 6063

Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1984.

General Description: USIP's mandate is to support the development, transmission, and use of knowledge to promote peace and curb violent international conflict through the widest possible range of education and training, basic and applied research opportunities, and peace information services. USIP carries out its broad congressional mandate through six interconnected, mutually reinforcing activities: (1) expanding society's knowledge about the changing nature and conduct of international relations and the management of international conflicts; (2) supporting policymakers in the legislative and executive branches; (3) facilitating the resolution of international disputes; (4) training international affairs professionals from the United States and abroad in conflict prevention, management, and resolution techniques; (5) strengthening the education of emerging generations of young people in the United States and foreign zones of conflict; and (6) increasing public understanding about the nature of international conflicts as well as approaches to their prevention, management, and resolution.

Annual Budget: USD 20 million (2004)

Staff: 85 (35 research, 50 administrative/support), 15 visiting, 15 graduate research assistant

Executive Officers:
Dr. SOLOMON, Richard H. (President)
Dr. HENTGES, Harriet (Executive Vice President)
Mr. NELSON, Charles E. (Vice President)

Public Relations:
Ms. KING, Kay (Public Affairs Office)

(As of November, 2004)

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