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Creative Peace Initiatives

Interested in peace education or youth and conflict?

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Creative Peace Initiatives (CPI) is an established student organization at American University whose goal is to promote peace education and creative peacebuilding and address issues involving youth and conflict. CPI creates opportunities in the Washington, D.C. area for these initiatives through our four programmatic pillars: (1) the Domestic Education and Service Program, (2) Trainings, Conferences and Speakers, (3) International Peace Outreach, and (4) Internships, Networking and Research.


To coordinate and support peace education and creative peacebuilding programs domestically, internationally, academically, and practically in order to enhance the American University’s mission of service.


To reach youth and educators in creative and meaningful ways in order to empower them to be peacemakers in their communities.

CPI Officers:

Giselle Lopez and Katherine Leswing

CPI is always looking for energetic and creative students or community members to join us in our activities and to explore creative peace building interests. 

If you have ideas on how we can assist you and/or your organization please email us

Dialogue Development Group

DDG’s mission is to build community, heal divisions, create new knowledge, and promote civic engagement through the development of dialogue programs at AU. Learn more about DDG, the benefits of participating in a 6-week dialogue, and how you can become a trained DDG facilitator!

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Peacebuilding and Development Institute

Earn up to six credits this summer with PDI, while learning alongside experienced practitioners from conflict-affected and developing countries. Our interactive training courses integrate theory with cutting-edge practices. Register through my.american.edu.

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