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Welcome! Whether you are here for career coaching, to explore conflict resolution and peacebuilding work, or to learn more about international education, I’m glad you have arrived!

I’m based in the Washington, DC area and am working with clients and partners virtually during the pandemic. My career and work has spanned college and university teaching, practicing law, teaching in the Fulbright program, working at a think tank, and career coaching and consulting.

I’ve been interviewed on The TODAY Show, featured in the Washington Post Magazine, and given a TEDx talk. I’ve published op-eds in The New York Times, Baltimore Sun, and other publications. I’ve enjoyed writing about the fields I’ve been part of, publishing three books – Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016), Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource (USIP Press 2013), and Legal Research and Writing (Delmar 1996). I’m also the president and co-founder of the Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education, Inc. The Forage Center focuses on offering experiential-based training in humanitarian practices.

I look forward to working with you. To schedule an appointment, reach out to me here. You can learn more about my work and background here.

Consulting

I work with organizations, businesses, not for profits, and educational institutions looking to make change and advance their objectives. Find out about consulting.

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Talking About Peace, June 2017
Coaching

If you are seeking a career change or searching for new horizons, let’s talk. Find out about coaching.

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Speaking

I speak on a range of international, education, career, and peacebuilding related issues. Find out about my speaking activities.

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Blog

60 Years of the State Department Operations Center, On the Front Lines of History, 5/26/21, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET

Join the National Museum of American Diplomacy for a discussion about the State Department’s 24/7 crisis communication hub, the Operations Center, and explore its important role in protecting American interests over the past 60 years. Hear first-hand stories from diplomats who work on “the watch” and crisis management team and learn how they assist inContinue reading “60 Years of the State Department Operations Center, On the Front Lines of History, 5/26/21, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET”

Association for Conflict Resolution Seeks Nominees for William J. Kreidler Award, Nominations Due 7/1/21

Awarded for Distinguished Service to expanding knowledge in the field of Conflict Resolution as Presented by The Association for Conflict Resolution’s Education, Research and Training Section​Established in 2007 by the Education Section of the Association of Conflict Resolution (ACR), the William J. Kreidler Award is given to a person who has engaged in education, research, teachingContinue reading “Association for Conflict Resolution Seeks Nominees for William J. Kreidler Award, Nominations Due 7/1/21”

9th Annual National Community College Virtual Peacebuilding Seminar, 10/29-30, 11/5-6, 11/12-13

The 9th Annual National Community College Virtual Peacebuilding Seminar will be held October 29-30, November 5-6, and November 12-13, 2021 – all Fridays and Saturdays. Like the 2020 seminar, the program will be all virtual, and take place 2-3 hours each of the days of the conference. The 2020 event brought together nearly 60 faculty,Continue reading “9th Annual National Community College Virtual Peacebuilding Seminar, 10/29-30, 11/5-6, 11/12-13”

2021 Golden West College Peace Conference, 4/21/21

The 15th Annual Peace Conference: Building Local Communities in a Post-Covid World, 4/21/21, 4:30-7:30 p.m. PT We invite you to explore with us the nuances of community response to sustainability, resiliency, criminal justice, confronting racism, and peacebuilding. “Built to Last: Shaping Peace Through Building Resilient Communities” This conference will focus on the importance of imagining,Continue reading “2021 Golden West College Peace Conference, 4/21/21”

Society for International Development Annual Conference, May 26-27, 2021 (Virtual)

Please plan to join us for our second virtual conference this May! We will once again gather more than 1,000 international development professionals from around the world to learn, to debate ideas, and to network. We will have keynote addresses, plenary sessions, breakout panels, networking opportunities, workshops, our Lightning Talks and Innovation Contests, sponsor spotlights,Continue reading “Society for International Development Annual Conference, May 26-27, 2021 (Virtual)”

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Time for Hug from Mom, Fulbright Edge, 4/30/21
Interview with Carina Leeson, posted, 9/18/20 on my Work as a Lawyer and Mediator