National High School Essay Contest: Why Diplomacy and Peacebuilding Matter

The 2019 National High School Essay Contest co-sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Peace and American Foreign Service Association is now open. The question is: “Why diplomacy and peacebuilding matter.”

If you are a high school student or educator, you might check it out!

https://www.usip.org/public-education/students/AFSAEssayContest

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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