The second day (October 13, 2013) of the seminar “Teaching About Global Conflict and Peacebuilding” focused on experiential
learning, media, and peace education.
The day started with a passionate talk by educator Colman McCarthy arguing for the teaching of peace and nonviolence. McCarthy shared with the group his experiences interviewing Mother Teresa and working with students. David Smith then followed and discussed the growth of peace studies programs in U.S. and Canadian community colleges. He also discussed his book Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource.
After lunch, Claudia Maffettone presented on Soliya’s Connect program. And Ned Lazarus from George Mason University discussed the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution’s FIPSE grant to improve experiential education.
the story of an Israeli and Palestinian businessperson promoting peace. The film is a fictitious account set in the future.
Tomorrow’s (October 14) program will featured Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi/