International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

The US Association For The University For Peace

  • Washington D.C., DC
  • www.upeaceus.org

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Mission Statement

The mission of the US Association for the University for Peace is to promote and advance the United Nations-mandated University for Peace and the practice of education for peace in the US and beyond.

The mission of the University is to support the peace and security objectives of the United Nations, specifically to "provide humanity with an international institution of higher education for peace with the aim of promoting among all human beings a spirit of understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistance, [and] to stimulate cooperation among peoples and help lessen obstacles and threats to world peace and progress."

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Service Areas

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International

Washington, DC
United States
Costa Rica
Ethiopia

ruling year

2006

Principal Officer since 2007

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Mr. Nicholas Martin

Keywords

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peace, global, international, peace education, united nations, conflict, resolution, security, conflict prevention, youth violence, development, peacebuilders, advocacy, human, capacity, education, university, professional

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EIN

20-4293528

 Number

4669647850

Also Known As

UPEACE/US

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Promotion of International Understanding (Q20)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

The major operating programs of UPEACE/US are: (1) the Communications Program, (2) Educational initiatives program. The Communications Program works to raise the profile of the University for Peace and to advance the University's mission to educate for peace through a variety of public awareness campaigns. The Educational Initiatives Program support classroom teaching and research conducted by and in affiliation with the University for Peace in addition to sponsoring student grants & scholarships, faculty fellowships, and seeking to endow faculty chairs.

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Service Areas

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International

Washington, DC
United States
Costa Rica
Ethiopia

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The US Association For The University For Peace

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Nicholas Martin

BIO

Nick Martin is an alumnus of the University for Peace. He has been instrumental in developing the Global Network for Peacebuilders and in all other UPEACE alumni initiatives. Nick is committed to leading efforts to develop and grow the network as he serves as the Executive Director for the U.S. Association for the University for Peace. Prior to serving as Executive Director to UPEACE/US, he was a Visting Fellow at the UPEACE campus in Costa Rica in the Peace Education Department. In 2004, Nick helped start what has become a very successful NGO called the Genocide Intervention Network (GI-NET) to raise awareness and money for the African Union mission in Darfur. He and his family have also started an institute for Charles University students in the Czech Republic called Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI). PSSI focuses on issues of national security, international relations, and sustainable energy-use. He holds a M.A. in Peace Education for UPEACE and a B.A. from Swarthmore College where he graduated with honors degrees in both English Literature and Education.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Greetings from the Executive Director,

Overlooking
the sprawling vista of San Jose with dormant volcanoes in the distance
is the small town of El Rodeo and the home of the University for
Peace.  Dr. El Menawi, a distinguished Human Rights lawyer, facilitates
a Model United Nations Security Council on the Crisis in Darfur. 
Around the room is a Colonel from Nigeria, a banker from Bangladesh, a
social worker from Kyrgyzstan, a teacher from Japan, a paratrooper from
Israel, a student activist from Peru, a human rights lawyer from Uganda
and an environmental consultant from Costa Rica.

I
walked into this classroom several years ago and in many ways I haven’t
left. The skills, perspectives, and relationships I gained during my
year at the United Nations mandated University for Peace have
fundamentally shaped my personal and professional orientation. They
also inspired me to assist in creating an institution dedicated to
promoting and advancing its great work in the United States.

At
the U.S. Association for the University for Peace (UPEACE/US), we work
at all levels to further our common mission of fostering peace through
education.  From advocacy campaigns at the United Nations to
youth-focused grassroots initiatives, we link UPEACE with the world and
in doing so, advance the role of education in peacebuilding.

Whether
you are an alum, potential partner, prospective student, interested
employer, or inspired donor, I invite you to learn how you can be a
part of our work.

Nicholas C. Martin"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Peter de Janosi

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