What’s Peace Got to Do With It?, Community College Daily, 12/12/18

“Community colleges are everywhere, and they’re closest to the people,” says David Smith, president of the Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education, which hosts an annual community college peacebuilding seminar. “Half of their students want to get a degree as a tech, a nurse or a welder, and after this, they’re done with college. It’s as important to work with those populations as with transfer populations. They need to know about conflict and differences.”

David J. Smith, Community College Daily, 12/12/18

In today’s Community College Daily is a significant article on the efforts of community colleges around the U.S. in advancing peacebuilding.  Mentioned are efforts at Montgomery College, Cuyahoga Community College, Valencia College, and Golden West College.  Click below to read the piece.

What’s peace got to do with it?


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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