At the School of International Service, they believe that the world needs leaders ready to serve.
Service is the foundation on which their school is built, and represents the best of what they aspire to be. Through the transformational research and teaching of their renowned faculty, SIS prepares their students for global careers in government, non-profits, and business.
They are a top 10 school of international affairs, strategically based in Washington, D.C. Since their founding in 1957, they have answered President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s call to prepare students of international affairs to “wage peace.” Over the intervening years, SIS has grown in stature and influence and is now a destination for students seeking to think critically, build understanding, and wage peace in their world.
The Peacebuilding & Development Institute is part of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution program within American University's School of International Service. They aim to provide cutting-edge training, research, and capacity-building opportunities for practitioners and scholars. Also, they provide practical opportunities for students to complement their academic work while connecting with peacebuilding and development actors via research, symposia, and forums. Each June they offer a Summer Professional Training Program which provides trainings to development workers, government officials, conflict resolution practitioners, masters students, and others working in conflict zones. During the Summer Professional Training Program, experienced trainers guide participants through hands-on sessions which explore the relationships between peacebuilding, development, and a variety of subjects ranging from religion and culture to youth and gender to security and monitoring and evaluation. Throughout the Summer Professional Training Program, participants explore innovative methods while expanding their knowledge and skills in a participatory and interactive learning environment.