Summer Simulation-Based Humanitarian Program In Planning Stages, Summer 2020, Contact by 5/1/20

The Forage Center is a 501c3 organization that advances humanitarian and peacebuilding education and training with students and professionals. Our main offerings are field-based programs in the U.S. that simulate complex emergencies in order to provide those interested a chance to develop their skills.

A summer 2020 program – sometime between June and September based in Swanton, MD USA – is being considered. The fee for participants would be between $300 and $600. At this point, the Forage Center is gauging interest in a program.

If you might be interested in attending, please contact Catherine Cousar at or go here and leave your name and contact information by May 1.

Past programs include:

George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA, July 2019

Swanton, Maryland, USA, September 2018

La Roche University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, May 2018

Fellsmere, Florida, USA, March 2017


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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