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United States Institute for Peace: Preventing and Managing International Conflict

April 15, 2011

Date: 04/15/2011 Location: Washington, DC Description: Washington Foreign Press Center tour to the United States Institute of Peace. - State Dept Image

April 15, 2011; Washington, DC.
Contact: Washington Foreign Press Center Media Relations Officer J.B. Leedy
Telephone: 202-504-6319; email:

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is an independent, nonpartisan, national institution established and funded by Congress.  Its goals are to help prevent and resolve violent international conflcits; promote post-conflict stability and development; and increase conflict management capacity, tools, and intellectual capital worldwide.  Foreign media were briefed on the institute's mission by USIP President Richard Solomon; toured it's landmark new building designed by noted architect Moshe Safdie; and learned more about events and exhibits planned for the new space.