Reflections on 2016

By David J. Smith, December 15, 2016 Disruption was the watchword for 2016. The election of Donald Trump could usher in a seismic transformation of the role of government and the social compact that Americans haven’t experienced since FDR was president. Indications are that he will be the most unconventional (and unpredictable) president we’ve hadContinue reading “Reflections on 2016”

Community College Educators Gather in Alexandria, VA to Learn about Global Conflict and Peacebuilding

By David J. Smith, October 25, 2016 The 4th Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar was held this past weekend at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, VA.  The seminar hosted 21 educators from Henry Ford College, Santa Monica College, Montgomery College, Massasoit Community College, College of Southern Maryland, Anne Arundel Community College, Sinclair College,Continue reading “Community College Educators Gather in Alexandria, VA to Learn about Global Conflict and Peacebuilding”

Professional Development Program for Mediators – Unconscious Bias: Culture and Conflict, Montgomery College, October 28

By: David J. Smith, October 13, 2016 Montgomery College Presents – Unconscious Bias: Culture and Conflict DATE: October 28, 2016 TIME: 8:30-4:30 PLACE: Montgomery College – Germantown Campus FEATURED PRESENTERS:    Debby Irving and Marvin Johnson In the morning, Debby Irving, author of “Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race,” will speak andContinue reading “Professional Development Program for Mediators – Unconscious Bias: Culture and Conflict, Montgomery College, October 28”