Program for 4th Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar

By: David J. Smith, August 2, 2016

October 21-24, 2016 Northern Virginia Community College’s Institute for Public Service will host the 4th Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar. Started in 2013, the seminar has attracted nearly 100 faculty from 35 community colleges.   Designed

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Visit to the U.S. Institute of Peace (2014)

as a small intensive seminar, registration is limited to 40 faculty/staff from community colleges and those interested in working with community college populations. Information about last year’s seminar is here.

The seminar program will include:

  • Visit and presentation at the U.S. Department of State
  • Visit and presentation at the U.S. Institute of Peace
  • Visit and presentation at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Presentation by activist Colman McCarthy
  • Presentation on Peace Ecology
  • Presentation on the Global Peace Index
  • Exploration on teaching about Violent Extremism
  • Presentation on International Humanitarian Law and the Law of War
  • Interactive workshop by the Sustained Dialogue Institute
  • Presentation on Career Pathways for students
  • Presentation and film by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
  • Welcoming Dinner
  • Free Time to Visit DC

Registration and information about lodging is here. Registration closes September 23, 2016. For more information, contact Linda Campos 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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