Welcome to the United States Institute of Peace! The USIP is a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress, that is dedicated to the idea of a world without violent conflict and works with local partners to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict. The building itself is a multimedia exhibit that explores the themes and challenges of peacebuilding by providing a closer look at societies that have suffered and survived violent conflicts. Students from International Diplomacy visited the building and explored the many exhibits it provided. They learned more about violent conflicts on a more global scale and were able to understand more about their future career path.