This week’s Featured Peacebuilding Group is the Olive Tree Initiative which I was reintroduced to this past week at the Peace and Justice Studies Association conference in Philadelphia. The Olive Tree Initiative promotes conflict analysis and resolution through rigorous academic preparation, experiential education and leadership development. The program provide students, faculty and community participants with the education, training and experiences needed to better understand, negotiate and resolve conflicts.
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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