The Alliance for Peacebuilding invites all former U.S. government leaders who have worked in the peace, conflict, development, and democracy space, as well as U.S. government implementing partners (current and former) to sign on as individuals to AfP’s statement below calling on President Biden to launch a robust initiative to support civic engagement and democracy strengthening efforts from the ground-up. This statement is a follow-up to the recommendations that AfP sent to the White House in July.
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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