The Peacebuilding Podcast

By: David J. Smith, January 15, 2016

Join Global Consultant, Susan Coleman, Host of the Peacebuilding Podcast – and today’s most innovative, courageous and inspired practitioners as we explore strategies to intervene in complex systems to build consensus and common ground across divides of worldview, culture and difference. Discover what interveners — whether they call themselves consultants, mediators, facilitators, coaches, diplomats, spiritual leaders, or something else — are doing locally and globally to inspire collaborative, life-affirming action, and solutions to complex problems. Tune in for weekly pre-recorded interviews that will inspire you and give you ideas of how best to use “yourself as instrument” of positive change in organizations, communities, nations or any divergent system that needs integration. Hear stories of “hits and misses” – interventions that transformed, to those that backfired and offer great learning. Discover practical tools and resources to support your work whether you call it peacebuilding or not. The podcast is for new and experienced practitioners, as well as leaders and activists of all stripes who are looking for inspiration, learning, rich community conversation about ways to build common ground and take our planet to the next level of what’s possible. Please subscribe today at (it’s free!).

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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