International Students in CCI Program Share Their Experiences in the U.S.

By: David J. Smith, June 1, 2017 I’ve posted before about the Community College Initiative program, a State Department effort that bring students to U.S. community colleges for  one year.  I’ve enjoyed working closely with the Northern Virginia Community College program.   I presented on peacebuilding to this group in January. The students at NOVA haveContinue reading “International Students in CCI Program Share Their Experiences in the U.S.”

5th Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar, 10/20 – 10/23, Northern Virginia Community College: Registration Now Open (Closes 9/8)

By: David J. Smith, February 28, 2017 The 5th Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar “Teaching About Global Conflict and Peacebuilding” will be held October 20-23, 2017 at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, VA.  It is hosted by the NOVA Institute for Public Service.  Registration is limited to 40. Registration closes 9/8. The seminarContinue reading “5th Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar, 10/20 – 10/23, Northern Virginia Community College: Registration Now Open (Closes 9/8)”

A Pakistani Student Reflects on His Experiences in the U.S., Building Peace in a Diverse Society, 2/24

By: David J. Smith, February 24, 2017 I was so honored this year to be working again with the Community College Initiative Program at Northern Virginia Community College.   This blog was written by Naik Alam, a student in the program from Pakistan.  It’s very uplifting!  A good read to start off your weekend. ClickContinue reading “A Pakistani Student Reflects on His Experiences in the U.S., Building Peace in a Diverse Society, 2/24”