Friday, January 21, 2011

New US Institute for Peace opening in March, public opening in September.

The new modern building near the Lincoln Memorial of  the United States Institute of Peace opens in March. When I called and spoke with a USIP contractor was told the Official Opening is not until September, according to a USIP contractor. With two public wars ongoing, no wonder there is no time until September for a public opening.

USIP was formed by Congress in 1984 and sponsors research into peace issues. 

What is USIP?

The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan, national institution established and funded by the U.S. Congress. Its goals are to help prevent and resolve violent international conflicts, promote post-conflict stability and development, and increase peacebuilding capacity, tools, and intellectual capital worldwide. The Institute does this by empowering others with knowledge, skills, and resources, as well as by directly engaging in peacebuilding efforts around the globe. | Learn more about our work.

Activities and events are happening at the new building now but the Official Opening is not until September.