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Let’s Work Together to Achieve Your Goals in 2021!

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

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

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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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Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund for U.S. Alumni: Deadline, 7/23/21, Grants up to $10,000

If you are US alumni of a State Department Grant: Do you or does an alum you know have a community project in mind? We are excited to share with you that the Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund (CDAF) is accepting applications for the 2021 round! This funding opportunity is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by PartnersContinue reading “Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund for U.S. Alumni: Deadline, 7/23/21, Grants up to $10,000”

Registration is Now Open for the 9th Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar: Closes 10/22/21

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, students, andContinue reading “Registration is Now Open for the 9th Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar: Closes 10/22/21”

USIP’s Global Campus Network: Continues to Offer Free Online Courses

In effort to support peacebuilders across the globe in a time of increased use of virtual tools, the Global Campus is transforming into a new, cutting-edge online learning community platform.   USIP is moving its Global Campus to a new website, https://usip-global-campus.mn.co. This new platform offers:  New courses and improved course content.  Quicker and more user-friendly experience.  Community-building and networking opportunities.   All freeContinue reading “USIP’s Global Campus Network: Continues to Offer Free Online Courses”

National Museum of American Diplomacy: World Refugee Day, 6/8/21, 1-2 p.m. EDT

The National Museum of American Diplomacy invites you to: Diplomacy Classroom:World Refugee DayTuesday, June 8, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT Join a discussion with U.S. diplomats Anjalina Sen and Stacy Gilbert from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration about U.S. humanitarian leadership in efforts to resolve the plight ofContinue reading “National Museum of American Diplomacy: World Refugee Day, 6/8/21, 1-2 p.m. EDT”

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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