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U.S. Institute of Peace: A Conversation with President Nancy Lindborg | Jun 16

In this episode recorded June 16, 2020, TNWAC President Patrick Ryan talks with Nancy Lindborg, President of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). They discussed:

– Ms. Lindborg’s background and how she came to work in international affairs especially the world of peace and conflict.
– The United States Institute of Peace, in its 35th year, its mission and functions and the work it does around the world and in America.
– Ms. Lindborg’s experiences abroad in her job as USIP President including programs with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, whose vision overlaps the USIP mission statement.
– The mobilization of a new peace and justice movement in the United States and how that’s reflected globally, and Ms. Lindborg’s recent statement on the USIP.org web site.
– The many excellent questions from the Webinar participants, such as the importance and role of women in peace-building efforts; USIP education outreach for young people, and prospects for peace in places like South Sudan, South Asia and the Balkans.

Nancy Lindborg has served as the president and CEO of the U.S. Institute of Peace since February 2015. Created by Congress in 1984 as an independent, nonpartisan, federally funded institute to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict around the world, USIP links research, policy, training and direct action with partners in conflict-affected areas. Prior to joining USIP, she served as the assistant administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) at USAID. From 2010 through 2014, Ms. Lindborg directed the efforts of more than 600 team members in nine offices focused on crisis prevention, response, recovery and transition. She also led response teams for some of the biggest challenges the world was facing at the time, including the crisis in Syria, the droughts in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa, the Arab Spring, as well as the Ebola crisis. For more visit: https://www.usip.org/experts