U.S. Institute of Peace president to speak on campus Tuesday about how to build peace

By |


Nancy Lindborg, president of the United States Institute of Peace, will stop by the Lipscomb University campus Tuesday, Oct. 3, to discuss “Practical Peace Building for the 21st Century.”

Lindborg_NancyLindborg’s talk will begin at 10 a.m. in Collins Alumni Auditorium. The event is open to the public, and all are invited to attend. The event is hosted by the Lipscomb University Department of History, Politics and Philosophy, housed in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Since February 2015, Lindborg has served as president of the United States Institute of Peace, an independent institution founded by Congress to provide practical solutions for preventing and resolving violent conflict around the world.

Lindborg has spent most of her career working in conflict-affected regions around the world. Prior to joining USIP, she served as the assistant administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance at USAID. From 2010 through early 2015, she led USAID teams focused on building resilience and democracy, managing and mitigating conflict and providing urgent humanitarian assistance. Lindborg led DCHA teams in response to the ongoing crisis in Syria, the droughts in Sahel and the Horn of Africa, the Arab Spring, the Ebola response and numerous other global crises.

Prior to joining USAID, Lindborg was president of Mercy Corps, where she spent 14 years growing the organization into a globally respected organization known for innovative programs in the most challenging environments. She started her international career working overseas in Kazakhstan and Nepal.

Lindborg has held a number of leadership and board positions including serving as co-president of the board of directors for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition; co-founder and board member of the National Committee on North Korea; and chair of the Sphere Management Committee. She is a member of Council on Foreign Relations.

She holds a B.A and M.A. in English literature from Stanford University and an M.A. in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Want to know more about Lipscomb’s Department of History, Politics and Philosophy? Visit www.lipscomb.edu/arts-sciences