Creative Learning acquires International Peace & Security Institute

Washington, DC—Creative Learning has acquired the International Peace & Security Institute (IPSI), resulting in a new division called IPSI at Creative Learning, the two non-profit organizations announced. (

IPSI at Creative Learning will focus on the complexity of today’s conflicts, working with a myriad of traditional and non-traditional peacebuilders to prevent and resolve violent conflict, as well as building resilient communities, says Creative Learning President Bill Kruvant.ipsi-logo-1024x511

“This is very exciting for Creative Learning, IPSI and the constituents they will now jointly serve,” says Kruvant. “It will greatly expand our activities in peacebuilding and expand our training activities, which are becoming a greater part of our portfolio.”

Founded in 2009, IPSI designs and implements results-driven professional development and advanced education, ranging from direct practical skills to higher level conceptual frameworks that equip leaders to be effective in fragile and conflict environments. (

Cameron M. Chisholm, Founder of IPSI and now Executive Director for IPSI at Creative Learning, says: “IPSI at Creative Learning will pursue an even more ambitious agenda of training design, short courses, applied research and international education.”

IPSI’s education platform relies on a unique set of leading experts and practitioners in the various fields involved in conflict resolution, international security, governance, peacebuilding, and countering violent extremism.

About Creative Learning

Creative Learning is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC. Since its inception in 1977, Creative Learning has assisted communities, non-governmental organizations and educational institutions at home and abroad to foster change that has a lasting social impact.

Focusing on communities with pressing human needs, Creative Learning enhances the capacity of local organizations around the world to improve the lives of people in their communities. Through the creation of people-to-people partnerships, Creative Learning is especially dedicated to protecting human rights, supporting economic and social development, and building peace.

Other Creative Learning programs are: Aid to Artisans; Global Education Initiatives; Human Rights & Advocacy; and America’s Unofficial Ambassadors.

Contact Information:

Carola Mandelbaum

Managing Director

Creative Learning