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SMC|Global Citizenship|Global Conflict & Peacebuilding Seminar at Northern Virginia Community College

Global Conflict & Peacebuilding Seminar at Northern Virginia Community College

SMC Global Citizenship is pleased to offer the following opportunity for faculty:

Teaching About Global Conflict and Peacebuilding:
A Seminar for Community Colleges

Northern Virginia Community College
Alexandria, Virginia

October 17-20, 2014

SMC Global Citizenship will fund four full-time/part-time Faculty participants for a four-day Global Conflict and Peacebuilding Seminar hosted by Northern Virginia Community College from October 17-20, 2014.  While this opportunity is open to both PT and FT faculty, priority is for FT faculty. The four-day intensive workshop is a timely professional development opportunity for the SMC Global Citizenship Annual Theme: Peace and Security: Managing Conflict and Violence in a Turbulent World.
Here’s an excerpt about the SMC GC Annual theme:
“The Global Citizenship theme is presented as an open invitation to the campus, to be incorporated into various classes, events, and extracurricular activities throughout the year. Students, faculty, staff, and friends of the college are invited to interpret and explore the theme as a means of thinking and acting as global citizens.  In San Francisco, 25 June 1945, delegates from around the world signed the Charter for the United Nations. Among the goals stated in this document are to “practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbors, and to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security.” Needless to say, these goals elude us. What are the sources of our conflicts, from the interpersonal to the international, and what are the sources of the all-too-often violent means with which we try to resolve them? More importantly, can we envision solutions to our existing global conflicts, and what are some of the emerging conflicts for which we should prepare?” 

Teaching About Global Conflict and Peacebuilding: A Seminar For Community Colleges
Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, Virginia

Community colleges are working to promote the understanding of issues that have a global impact including those dealing with conflict, violence, war and the efforts to build peaceful and sustainable communities. In order to meet the above objective and better prepare students for a globalized, ever changing 21st century, the NOVA Institute for Public Service Peace will host Teaching about Global Conflict and Peacebuilding: A Seminar for Community Colleges this year from October 17 to October 20. The program is co-sponsored on October 17th by the U.S. Institute of Peace.
This seminar is designed to support faculty (full and part-time) as they strive to develop relevant and innovative approaches to teaching about global conflict and peacebuilding. The program seeks to bring together a multidisciplinary array of community college professionals in order to support their efforts with students. Attendees will be learning from Washington, D.C., based experts on global conflict and peacebuilding including those from the U.S. government, nongovernmental organizations, international organizations, academics and practitioners about approaches that can be used with students. Themes to be covered will include international law, peace and conflict resolution education, experiential learning, media, dialogue, program development and other areas that will tap the expertise uniquely based in Washington, D.C.

SMC Global Citizenship will cover:

  • Cost of RT economy/coach class (not economy comfort or premium economy) LAX to Washington DC (Fly to DC on Thursday, October 16 and return flight the evening of Monday, October 20)
    • Actual Peacebuilding Seminar dates are Friday, October 17 through Monday, October 20 inclusive.
  • 4 nights single occupancy accommodation at the seminar conference location hotel (nights of 10/16, 10/17, 10/18 and 10/19)
  • Shuttle from the DC airport to the Seminar Hotel
  • Per Diem for meals
  • NOVA/Peacebuilding Registration Seminar Fee
Any additional expenses not included in the above are at the sole expense of the participant.

Seminar Agenda

View the Seminar schedule.

Application Information

To apply for this opportunity please fill out the: Application

Email your completed application to  The application deadline is Thursday, September 18, 2014.  Please do not complete any registration directly with NOVA.  Those selected will be advised of the next steps including the actual registration for this seminar.