35 U.S. and Canadian Community Colleges Supporting Peacebuilding Initiatives

By David J. Smith, June 18, 2014 I recently updated my list of North American Community College Peacebuilding Programs. Currently, 35 U.S. and Canadian community colleges are supporting peacebuilding programs and initiatives.   These efforts include peace studies, conflict resolution, social justice, justice studies, human rights (including genocide and related areas), and mediation. Programs exist inContinue reading “35 U.S. and Canadian Community Colleges Supporting Peacebuilding Initiatives”

Conflict Resolution and Peace Educators Meet in Cleveland, Ohio

The 6th International Summit on Conflict Resolution Education met at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) in Cleveland, Ohio June 12-15, 2013.  With over 300 educators, practitioners and students in attendance, it continues to be the largest gathering of conflict resolution, peace studies, peace education and peacebuilding educators in the U.S.   The conference was hosted by theContinue reading “Conflict Resolution and Peace Educators Meet in Cleveland, Ohio”

Civic Engagement and Peacebuilding: The Democracy Commitment

The connection between youth civic engagement and peaceful approaches to conflict has been espoused by educational leaders such as John Dewey, and as a means to promoting peacebuilding in conflict zones by organizations such as the U.S. Institute of Peace.  The “democratic peace” theory argues that societies that are engaged and functioning democracies will notContinue reading “Civic Engagement and Peacebuilding: The Democracy Commitment”