Two Recommended Instructional Guides (and one being developed!)

By: David J. Smith, August 22, 2016 With the start of the academic year, I wanted to share two resources that might be useful for educators be they working with college or high school populations. Malala Yousafzai’s book I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban was publishedContinue reading “Two Recommended Instructional Guides (and one being developed!)”

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”

On the Frontier of Peace and Conflict Studies: Tulsa Community College

By: David J. Smith, February 16, 2015 The American frontier of the 19th century conjures up images of western towns lacking law and order, cattle drives and rodeos, not so peaceful encounters between eastern migrating “whites” and native populations, and pioneering farmers and their families staking out land claims. This imagery is particularly powerful in Oklahoma, which wasContinue reading “On the Frontier of Peace and Conflict Studies: Tulsa Community College”