Green River Community College in Auburn, WA Will Host David J. Smith on May 5

David J. Smith, educational consultant, peacebuilding trainer, and editor of  Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource, will give two talks at Green River Community College (GRCC) in Auburn, WA on May 5, 2014.   From 12 noon to 1 p.m. he will speak on “The Dynamics of Peacebuilding on the College Campus and in the CommunitiesContinue reading “Green River Community College in Auburn, WA Will Host David J. Smith on May 5”

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”

Green River Community College Launches Mediation and Peace Institute

Green River Community College in Auburn, Washington in September 2013 established the Green River Community Mediation and Peace-building Institute (GRCMAPI).   Dr. Eileen Ely, president of the college, stated: GRCMAPI’s mediation services will be focused on the training of mediators and facilitators to assist in the resolution of disputes and the creation of peace inContinue reading “Green River Community College Launches Mediation and Peace Institute”