Woodlinville, WA Students Raise Funds for Yemeni Students

By: David J. Smith, April 12, 2017 I’ve reposted this piece from the Woodlinville (WA) Weekly about local students’ efforts to raise awareness and funds for Yemeni students that are part of State Department program. I originally blogged about the students here.

Feature Story on Yemeni Students in U.S., Washington Post, 2/15/17

By: David J. Smith,  February 16, 2017 A few weeks ago I wrote about my experiences at Northern Virginia Community College working with a group of Yemeni students in the Community College Initiative program (“Supporting Peacebuilders from Conflict Zones,” 1/30/17). The students were featured in an article in today’s print and yesterday’s online edition ofContinue reading “Feature Story on Yemeni Students in U.S., Washington Post, 2/15/17”

Making the Peer to Peer Connection in Peacebuilding

By: David J. Smith, April 18, 2016 Inspiring young people to engage in peacebuilding work is essential to encouraging the next generation of individuals committed to working for peace.  Often a strategy that involves having  senior professionals talk with young aspirants is used.   It is common to have a panel or group of well-established professionals engage withContinue reading “Making the Peer to Peer Connection in Peacebuilding”