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”

Supporting Peacebuilders from Conflict Zones: An Important Obligation of American Higher Education

By: David J. Smith, January 30, 2017 Recently I had the chance to visit with international students participating in the Community College Initiative Program (CCI).  CCI is a program funded by the U.S. Department of State that brings students to the U.S. to focus on developing leadership capabilities, professional skills, and English language proficiency, whileContinue reading “Supporting Peacebuilders from Conflict Zones: An Important Obligation of American Higher Education”