My work is wide-ranging and includes consulting, particularly with academic institutions, career and executive coaching those interested in international, policy, education and related fields, and speaking and presenting. My 30 years of experience as a professor, mediator, Fulbright Scholar, TEDx speaker, book author, writer, lawyer, and senior manager has provided me with insight into the many facets of public affairs and education careers as well as global and domestic peacebuilding and conflict resolution work. Together, we can collaborate to achieve your personal, professional, and organizational objectives. Read about my background here.
Organizations and institutions can benefit from advice based on experience. I have worked closely with educational institutions, businesses, NGOs, and not for profits in helping achieve their goals. I have focused heavily on peacebuilding and conflict resolution strategies. I consult on curriculum as well as organizational development and conflict processes. To learn more click here.
Career & Executive Coaching
Are you searching for a new professional path? Are you looking for career opportunities? If your focus is on international affairs, policy, conflict resolution, education, peacebuilding, or related fields, I can help you in reaching your goals. To learn more click here.
Speaking & Presenting
I frequently present to large and small groups on careers, peacebuilding, conflict resolution, higher education, and international affairs. I have given over 500 talks around the U.S. I have spoken to large professional organizations and academic groups on a range of topics. Often when I speak at conferences, I will also offer workshops for the public and professionals. To learn more click here.
Coming to Terms with Our Approach to Conflict in the Workplace | Forbes.com | 4/5/19
Love of Work: It Might Come Down to Your Flow | Forbes.com | 3/11/19
How Does An International Experience Give You An Edge? | Fulbright Edge | February 2019
How to Transition Into a Career After Service Work | Forbes.com | 2/11/19
Career Changers and Job Seekers: Who Are They? What Do They Need? | ACResolution | December 2018
Careers Edition (guest editor) | ACResolution | December 2018
CONFLICT RESOLUTION, PEACEBUILDING, HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE
We Should All Review Our Yearbooks to See What We Can Learn | Baltimore Sun | 2/22/19
Peacebuilding as a Means to Global Citizenry | Study Abroad Opportunities for Community College Students and Strategies for Global Learning | IGI Global 2019
Practice Informed by Research: Cross Cultural Approaches Informing Mediation | Mediate.com | December 2018
Lesson from the California Wildfires: Empathy for Others | Baltimore Sun | 12/3/18
U.S. Diplomacy Center Interview | U.S. Department of State | November 2018
Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time (book review) | International Journal of World Peace | September 2018
Latest Blog Posts
- Forage Center News, April 2019
- Inconvenient Questions & Unreasonable Posters: An Exhibition About Freedom, Critical Thinking, Democracy, Civilization, and the Right to Laugh
- Guest on GPS Career Talk Show, 4/24/19
- Visiting Robben Island: Bookmundi Travel
- Interview on Mediate.com on Careers in Dispute Resolution, 4/6/19
- El-Hibri Foundation Peace Awards Now Open: Nominations close 5/2/19
Upcoming Talks, Programs & Conferences
Virginia Mediation Network
Richmond, VA, May 4, 2019
La Roche College, Pittsburgh, PA, June 5-6, 2019
Tucson, AZ, September 18-21, 2019
Swanton, MD, September 26-29, 2019
George Mason University, Arlington, VA, October 31-November 3, 2019