Alliance for Peacebuilding Meets in Washington, DC, 5/24-5/26

By David J. Smith, May 30, 2016 The 2016 Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) annual conference met May 24 through May 26 in Washington, DC.   The theme of this year’s conference was “Next Gen Peace,” focusing on innovation and how new approaches and solutions can be applied to today’s challenges.  Nearly 500 practitioners, academics, andContinue reading “Alliance for Peacebuilding Meets in Washington, DC, 5/24-5/26”

Higher Education Conference on Countering Violent Extremism, Cleveland State University, 10/6-8, 2016

By: David J. Smith, April 8, 2016 Increasingly young immigrant youth, especially those of Arab and Muslim background, are susceptible to influences from violent extremism.   Incidents of young college students being apprehended at airports on their way to Syria and elsewhere are not only in the news in Europe, but in the U.S.    IContinue reading “Higher Education Conference on Countering Violent Extremism, Cleveland State University, 10/6-8, 2016”