The Program on Peace-building and Human Rights (PBHR) is an applied research endeavor, testing peace-building strategies in actual conflict settings. PBHR works in in conjunction with local partners, emphasizing knowledge sharing and capacity building. PBHR shapes policy, working closely with U.S. officials and international stakeholders at the UN and in foreign governments. PBHR activities incorporate a communications strategy, raising awareness about policy initiatives through regular policy reports, articles, and media appearances. The Program on Peace-building and Human Rights works on political transition, power-sharing, peace implementation, preventing violent extremism, and dialogue/reconciliation. Gender issues are mainstreamed in PBHR projects.