First Day of 2014 National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar Hosted by USIP

By: David J. Smith, October 18, 2014 The first day of the National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar “Teaching About Global Conflict and Peacebuilding” was hosted by the U.S. Institute of Peace on October 17.   The program started at 11:00 a.m. and ended at 4:30 p.m.  37 faculty and program staff listened to USIP expertsContinue reading “First Day of 2014 National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar Hosted by USIP”

St. Louis Community College Responds to the Ferguson Crisis

By: David J. Smith, September 28, 2014 In the last few days, more protests have taken place in Ferguson, Missouri.  Last week the chief of the Ferguson Police Department issued an apology to the family of Michael Brown.  The Brown family has recently asked the Department of Justice to take over the case against OfficerContinue reading “St. Louis Community College Responds to the Ferguson Crisis”

Promoting Good Communication Among Educational Leaders

By: David J. Smith, September 3, 2014 In May 2014 I was invited to develop an afternoon workshop for the Anne Arundel County (MD)  Board of Education.  The board had recently appointed a new superintendent and wanted to create an opportunity for  board members to meet with him in a working environment.   The focusContinue reading “Promoting Good Communication Among Educational Leaders”