Budget Proposals Would Result in Ending Community Relations Service, The Hill, 2/23/18

President Trump’s recent budget proposal, if accepted by Congress, could have devastating results for various federally funded conflict resolution and peacebuilding efforts.  I posted recently on the Alliance for Peacebuilding’s assessment of the impact on USIP and other more internationally focused efforts.

Grande Lum, who was formerly the director of the Community Relations Service (CRS) and is now at Ohio State, wrote this piece in The Hill about the proposed elimination of CRS: the primary group that works in community situations to resolve conflict and prevent violence.

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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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