Jennifer Batton is Honored as Inaugural Recepient of International Conflict Resolution Educator Award

By David J. Smith, June 20, 2015

The 9th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education was held at George Mason University in Arlington, VA.   The conference attracted over 250 educators, students, and practitioners focused on international and domestic conflict resolution education and teaching peace.

This year the conference awarded it’s first conflict resolution educator award to Jennifer Batton.  She was acknowledged for her leadership and inspiration in advancing international awareness of conflict resolution education.   Jen established the conference at Cuyahoga Community College in 2006.  It moved to George Mason University in 2014.   She has served as interim vice president of the Sustained Dialogue Institute, a senior consultant for UNESCO, director of the Global Issues Resource Center at Cuyahoga Community College, and director of education programs at the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management.   She is a graduate of Miami University (BA) and Antioch University (MA).

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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