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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

9th Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar Starts 10/29 (Registration closes 10/22)

We are looking forward to your joining us for the 9th Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar which will start Friday, October 29.  The full agenda is found here. Students can register for free! And faculty and staff pay a small registration fee. We have a great line up of presentations on a range of topics including social change,Continue reading “9th Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar Starts 10/29 (Registration closes 10/22)”

JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative Grant Open

The JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative for Students and Youth provides grants for conflict prevention and dispute resolution programs for pre-K-12 students and for adults working with youth populations in ways that directly transfer conflict resolution education (CRE) skills from adults to youth. The focus for 2022 is on utilizing conflict resolution education and training for youth to create opportunitiesContinue reading “JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative Grant Open”

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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