In 1963 President John Kennedy, in his address to the Irish Parliament, Dail Eireann, said of the people of Ireland: “I sincerely believe that your future is as promising as your past is proud, and that your destiny lies not as a peaceful island in a sea of troubles, but as a maker and shaper of world peace.” 

UISCE, the Gaelic word for water, pronounced "ishka", is an acronym for Understanding Ireland, Socially, Culturally and Economically. Ireland continues to grapple with change. Its history over the past century alone offers much from which we can learn: From the trauma of violence between security forces and paramilitaries; to the world’s fastest growing economy, followed by chaotic financial collapse; and sectarianism that persists in dividing communities even in the midst of a peace process.

UISCE is a week long leadership programme based in the northern half of Ireland. It will deliver a comprehensive peace studies tour, engaging with community activists “on-the-ground”.

UISCE also specializes in creating bespoke "UISCE Tours" of Ireland for American schools and universities.

UISCE’s aim is to provide opportunity for emerging leaders and those instructing them to explore, sensitively and creatively, resistance as a transformative dynamic.