REGISTRATION OPEN: 3rd Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar, October 23-26, 2015

By: David J. Smith, April 2, 2015

The 3rd Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar will be held October 23-26, 2015 at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, VA.   Registration is now open and can be completed here.  Registration closes 9/28/15.

The seminar is designed to build capacity in community colleges for teaching about global peace, conflict, and violence.   The seminar deals not only with international issues, but also domestic notions of conflict.   Presenters at the 2014 seminar included experts from the U.S. Institute of Peace,  Student Peace Alliance, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, and Sustained Dialogue.   Site visits were held at the U.S. Institute of Peace, Organization of American States, U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.   The agenda for this year’s program will be finalized early in the summer 2015, but will reflect much of the 2014 program.

Last year 35 faculty from 16 community colleges in 12 states attended the program.   This NOVA blog post describes the program.  In addition, these posts from this blog cover each day of the 2014 program.

If you have questions of the program, please contact me 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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