David J. Smith, educational consultant, peacebuilding trainer, and editor of Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource, will give two talks at Green River Community College (GRCC) in Auburn, WA on May 5, 2014. From 12 noon to 1 p.m. he will speak on “The Dynamics of Peacebuilding on the College Campus and in the Communities it Serves.” The talk will be held in Salish Hall 110 at the GRCC Main Campus in Auburn. From 4 to 5 p.m. he will speak at the Kent Campus of GRCC, 417 Ramsay Way on “The Impact and Benefits of Mediation & Peacebuilding Services in Facilitating Peace in the Community.”
Smith is a former senior program officer and senior manager for educational outreach at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, DC. Before joining USIP in 2005, he was an associate professor at Harford Community College (MD) where he served as chair of the faculty council. Smith has also taught at Georgetown University, Towson University, Stevenson University, and currently teaches at George Mason University. He helped establish the Harford County (MD) Community Mediation Program, and recently served as chair of the Rockville (MD) Human Rights Commission, which overseas a community mediation program. Smith has engaged in the private practice of law, and maintained a family mediation practice. He has published on peacebuilding and conflict resolution in the Chronicle of Higher Education, ACResolution, Community College Times, Community College Journal, Community College Week, and the Journal of Peace Education. He has a BA from American University, an MS from George Mason University (School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution), and a JD from the University of Baltimore. From 2003-2004 he was a Fulbright Scholar teaching at the University of Tartu in Estonia.
Both talks are sponsored by the Green River Community Mediation & Peacebuilding Institute. For more information about these talks, contact Cynthia Lemberg at email@example.com.