Peace and War & Community Colleges

By: David J. Smith, February 1, 2016 This article appeared in the 2016 Winter edition of the CCID Newsletter.  By David J. Smith, JD, MS Educational Consultant and Peacebuilding Trainer; President, Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education, Inc.   The effects of torture, the Islamic State, nonviolent responses to Ferguson, the international refugee crisis, how U.S. foreign assistanceContinue reading “Peace and War & Community Colleges”

International Education and Peacebuilding Themes Intersect at CCID Conference

The annual Community Colleges for International Education (CCID) conference was held this past weekend, February 21-24 in Las Vegas, NV.   The conference theme was “Crossing Canyons” and featured presentations by an array of faculty and international education specialists looking at ways in which to promote global awareness and competency through study abroad, curriculum reform,Continue reading “International Education and Peacebuilding Themes Intersect at CCID Conference”

Reflections on 2013

As the year comes to a close, the number of community colleges promoting peacebuilding continues to grow.    American and Canadian community colleges with identifiable programs or initiatives stand at 30 with efforts initiated in the past year at Green River Community College (WA) and Austin Community College (TX).  In addition, existing initiatives are planning moreContinue reading “Reflections on 2013”