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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.


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

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

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Forage Center News, Winter 2021

I wanted to share with you the latest Forage Center News. Among our recent activities was a program at Arcadia University near Philadelphia. And we are planning a June event in Western Maryland.

2021 ACR Virtual Conference, Career Presentation, 9/29/21

At this year’s Association for Conflict Resolution I presented virtually on careers. Watch the video to see the session. The session was designed for professionals in the field: both newbies and more senior practitioners.

Adou Issa, a farmer, surveys his stunted crops in Toudoun Agoua, a village in NigerÕs Zinder region, Aug. 13, 2016. Though the world dismisses them as economic migrants, or criminals, most of those fleeing sub-Saharan Africa do so due to climate change, which has made subsistence farming in this hot, arid region, even more of a gamble than it once was. (Josh Haner/The New York Times)

Facing Climate-Driven Migration and Displacement Head-On: USIP Expert Analysis, 11/3/21

It’s been a while since I posted something from USIP. I thought this was timely: looking at climate change and migration. This commentary by Tegan Blaine is worth reading.

Global Campaign for Peace Education

The Global Campaign for Peace Education (GCPE) is as a non-formal, international organized network that promotes peace education among schools, families and communities to transform the culture of violence into a culture of peace. The GCPE website and e-communications provide coverage of peace education from around the world, including original articles, research and stories cultivatedContinue reading “Global Campaign for Peace Education”

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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