Today is World Refugee Day, 6/20

By: David J. Smith, June 20, 2017

Today is World Refugee Day.  The day is focused on drawing attention to nearly 65.6 million people  who are displaced worldwide.

A recent article in the Washington Post (“Imagine yourself as a refugee. That’s what nudges Americans to take action on refugees’ behalf”) indicates that empathy is a critical element for Americans in wanting to help those who are displaced.

Click below for the full article

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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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