Managing Forced Displacement in Africa, USIP, 5/23/19

This morning, I had the opportunity to visit the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) for a program on “Management Forced Displacement in Africa: How Collective Efforts Can More Effectively Address the Surge of Refugees and Displaced Persons.” The event was live streamed (and archived) here. The event was tied to the Africa Day which isContinue reading “Managing Forced Displacement in Africa, USIP, 5/23/19”

My Op-Ed: Lesson from the California wildfires: empathy for others, Baltimore Sun, 12/3/18

Helping our own means helping those who share our humanity, not just our citizenship. When the fire season is over in California and affected people are resettled and able to restart their lives, we will still have some 69 million fellow humans fleeing more catastrophic conditions. David J. Smith, Baltimore Sun, 12/3/18 My latest BaltimoreContinue reading “My Op-Ed: Lesson from the California wildfires: empathy for others, Baltimore Sun, 12/3/18”

Refugees, IDPs, and Asylum Seekers: Agents of Peacebuilding, JHU/SAIS, Washington, DC, 11/28/17

If you working with refugees or IDPs you might consider attending this free¬†event at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in DC on Tuesday, 11/28 from 9:30-11 a.m. Click here or below for more information.