Visit to Richland College: The “Peace Pole” College

By: David J. Smith, March 22, 2017 Richland College in Dallas, TX sponsors the Institute for Peace to promote peace studies awareness.  I first visited Richland in 2006 when I was at the U.S. Institute of Peace. This past week I had the honor of returning after 11 years. The college is one of the mostContinue reading “Visit to Richland College: The “Peace Pole” College”

Peace and War & Community Colleges

By: David J. Smith, February 1, 2016 This article appeared in the 2016 Winter edition of the CCID Newsletter.  By David J. Smith, JD, MS Educational Consultant and Peacebuilding Trainer; President, Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education, Inc.   The effects of torture, the Islamic State, nonviolent responses to Ferguson, the international refugee crisis, how U.S. foreign assistanceContinue reading “Peace and War & Community Colleges”

35 U.S. and Canadian Community Colleges Supporting Peacebuilding Initiatives

By David J. Smith, June 18, 2014 I recently updated my list of North American Community College Peacebuilding Programs. Currently, 35 U.S. and Canadian community colleges are supporting peacebuilding programs and initiatives.   These efforts include peace studies, conflict resolution, social justice, justice studies, human rights (including genocide and related areas), and mediation. Programs exist inContinue reading “35 U.S. and Canadian Community Colleges Supporting Peacebuilding Initiatives”