PeaceTech Lab: Weekly Roundup, 3/2

By: David J. Smith, March 3, 2017

PeaceTech Lab publishes a weekly roundup of news related to peacebuilding and technology.   If you are interested in subscribing directly from PeaceTech go here.

The current edition includes an article from The Atlantic questioning the use of VR (virtual reality) to increase empathy for refugees.  Because of my work with the Forage Center where we offer a simulation for graduate students that immerses them in a conflict working with refugees, ways to increase understanding of the plight of refugees interests me.  Other news items include looking at how mobile technology is saving Africans from humanitarian disasters and looking at the work of Peace Direct.

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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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