As much of my work focuses on community colleges and their efforts at advancing peace, I like to share what I consider to be powerful ways they are doing that work. At Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, TX, the professional truck training program has adopted the curriculum of Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT). Each student in the truck driving program enrolls in the trafficking program and receives a certification from TAT. Truck drivers are often on the front lines of stopping trafficking.
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I am conflict resolution educator, peacebuilding trainer and career coach. My professional experience has spanned the legal, think tank, international, quasi-government, and higher and secondary education sectors. I have taught at all higher education levels: community college, 4-year undergraduate (private, public, religious), graduate, and international. In 2003-2004 I was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar teaching at the University of Tartu in Estonia. From 2005 -2012 I was a senior program officer and senior manager at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington where I managed programs for colleges and universities and developed training for faculty and students. I work with all groups and educational institutions to support peacebuilding awareness. View all posts by David J. Smith