The Tower Center has been selected to receive support from the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Public Education for Peacebuilding Support initiative to examine rising tensions over disputed territories in the South China Sea and the importance of peaceful, non-violent solutions to U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific region. Public Education for Peacebuilding Support is a new initiative of USIP, administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), which seeks to support American colleges, universities and public libraries in advancing public education on international peace and conflict resolution.
The funding provided by USIP will enable the Tower Center to hold an expert roundtable (click here to register), a film show with commentary (click here to register), and student-driven research and presentations (click here to register) to expand understanding of how regional conflicts in Asia are intimately tied to U.S. national security, diplomatic, and economic interests in the region.
USIP is the government’s only national security and foreign affairs institution created by the U.S. Congress to professionalize the field of international conflict management and peacebuilding, implement conflict management operations abroad, and generate new tools for conflict management and prevention. As part of its congressional mandate, USIP makes awards to organizations that will advance its mission of supporting national security by funding alternatives to violence around the world.
The Tower Center appreciates the federal support provided by USIP for its important work.