My Op-Ed: Building a Better World Through Travel Abroad, Baltimore Sun, 1/23/18

Today I published an op-ed in the Baltimore Sun about my recent trip to southern Africa including Zambia, Namibia, and South Africa.  We spent much of our time with our son who is serving in the Peace Corps in Namibia.  We also visited Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years.  The piece is aContinue reading “My Op-Ed: Building a Better World Through Travel Abroad, Baltimore Sun, 1/23/18”

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”