Featured Peacebuilding Group: International Committee of the Red Cross

For my Featured Peacebuilding Group this week I’d like to look at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Founded in 1863 by Henry Dunant, its original focus was treating soldiers after conflict.  It has evolved to having an international mandate to treat all those injured by war and natural disaster, often working with one of its nearly 200 national societies (including the American Red Cross).   The ICRC is based in Geneva.

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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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