Dallas UNA to host President of U.S. Institute of Peace April 1

Lindborg flyerJoin us on April 1 for a special event with the president of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Nancy Lindborg, who will talk about the challenges and importance of peacebuilding in today’s world. Having recently returned from a trip to USIP programs in Afghanistan and Pakistan, she will share an on-the-ground perspective, as well as a broader vision of the ways in which conflict management is essential to current U.S. foreign policy priorities. Ms. Lindborg was sworn in as USIP’s fifth president in February 2015, having spent her career working on issues of transition, democracy and civil society, conflict and humanitarian response, most recently as the assistant administrator of the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance at the Agency for International Development.  She served as president of Mercy Corps, which she spent 14 years helping to build into a globally respected organization known for innovative programs in the most challenging environments.

USIP is this country’s global conflict management center, which was created by Congress in 1984 to enhance the U.S. capacity to prevent, manage, and resolve international conflicts through nonviolent means. USIP does this through direct engagement in conflict zones and by providing analysis, resources, and education to those working for peace.”–