2014 National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar: Northern Virginia Community College, October 17-20, 2014

2013 program visiting the American Red Cross
2013 program visiting the American Red Cross

Faculty and administrators can now register for the 2014 Teaching About Global Conflict and Peacebuilding: A Seminar for Community Colleges to be held October 17-20, 2014 at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia, USA and sponsored by the college’s Institute for Public Service.  The seminar is designed to provide an opportunity for community college professionals to learn from  national and international policymakers, educators, and practitioners on issues of global peacebuilding, conflict resolution, international affairs, and war and peace.

This is the second year the seminar has been held.  In October 2013 the seminar was held at Montgomery College in Germantown, Maryland.  A video from the 2013 seminar is here, as well as last year’s program.  The program for the 2014 program will be posted later this summer.

The first day of the seminar, October 17, 2014, will be held at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, DC where the program will be imgreshosted by the Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding.  Still being arranged are trips to other DC agencies including the State Department and NGOs engaged in global peacebuilding work.

Faculty (full time or part time), administrators, and others interested in community college work  are encouraged to register. Registration will close September 17, 2014.   The fee for the program is $250.  The registration application can be found here.  Hotel information is found here.

The is a unique seminar that provides community college professionals with the opportunity to learn from international and national experts in the field.  No comparable program based in Washington, DC provides such a experience for community colleges.

Those attending the seminar will receive as part of their registration a copy of Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource (USIP Press 2013), edited by David J. Smith.

If you have questions about registration contact Linda Rodriguez at lirodriguez@nvcc.edu.  Questions about the program can be addressed to David J. Smith, davidjsmith@davidjsmithconsulting.com.


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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