International Peace & Security Institute

  • DC


1720 N Street NW
United States

About Us

The International Peace & Security Institute (IPSI) empowers the next generation of peacemakers. Founded on the core belief that education can mitigate violent conflict, IPSI facilitates the transfer of knowledge and skills to a global audience from the world's premier political leaders, academic experts, practitioners, and advocates. The Institute develops comprehensive training programs, advances scholarly research, and promotes efforts to raise public awareness of peace and security issues. In all of its ventures, IPSI supports social entrepreneurs, including program alumni, who generate innovative projects to positively impact their communities and the world. Through the combination of educational training and material assistance, the Institute speeds the development of future peace and security leaders and encourages the creation of sustainable initiatives.


In partnership with premier centers of higher education, IPSI facilitates month-long intensive trainings where world leaders personally convey their knowledge and expertise to carefully-selected participants. Participants graduate with practical skills that enable them to positively confront violent conflict; they also gain a global network of peers and experts committed to help them achieve their ambitious goals.

THE BOLOGNA, ITALY SYMPOSIUM: The Bologna, Italy Symposium on Conflict Prevention, Resolution, & Reconciliation in partnership with Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Learn More

THE HAGUE SYMPOSIUM: The Hague Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justice in partnership with the Clingendael Institute for International Relations and the Grotius Center for International Legal Studies at Leiden University. Learn More

Future plans include symposiums on conflict resolution in specific regions across the globe.

Contact information:

Bologna: Andres Martinez –

The Hague: Kate Elci –