Global Consortium for Sustainable Peace Hosts Book Talk on Peacebuilding

David J. Smith speaking via Livestream at Cerritos College
David J. Smith speaking via Livestream at Cerritos College

Dr. John Haas, professor of history at Cerritos College in Norwalk, CA and director of the Global Consortium for Sustainable Peace interviewed David J. Smith, editor of Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource , via Livestream on January 30, 2014.   The interview, which is archived and can be viewed here, was before a class of 50 students at Cerritos College.   Smith talked about the importance of teaching conflict resolution and peacebuilding in community colleges such as Cerritos.  After the interview, he commented that:

“Students at community colleges have many important, but often unrecognized assets that they can use to advance global careers such as knowledge of multiple languages, experience traveling, and having succeeded while dealing with work, school, and personal challenges.”

The Global Consortium for Sustainable Peace (GC) is a network of partners that share a common goal of bridging cultural gaps in our world. The GC raises awareness of global issues to college students throughout the world, many of whom would not be able to have this opportunity if it were not for this program.

If you are interested in  working with the consortium contact Dr. John Haas at

Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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