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

7th Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar

Teaching About Global Conflict and Peacebuilding​

October 31 - November 3, 2019

George Mason University

Arlington, Virginia

Santa Monica College​ Global Citizenship will fund four full-time/part-time faculty or administrator participants for a four-day Global Conflict and Peacebuilding Seminar hosted by George Washington University. While this opportunity is open to both FT and PT faculty, priority is for FT faculty.

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, George Mason University will host the the 7th Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar, Teaching about Global Conflict and Peacebuilding, this year from October 31 to November 3, 2019.

This seminar is designed to support faculty (full and part-time) and administrators 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, non-governmental 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. 

Peacebuilding Seminar Flyer
A detailed seminar agenda will be available soon.​

 SMC Global Citizenship will cover for the selected participants:

  • Cost of RT economy/coach class (not economy comfort or premium economy) to Washington DC (Fly to DC on Wednesday, October 30 and return flight the evening of Sunday, November 3).  Please note that transportation to/from your LA area airport is not a reimburseable expense.
  • Actual Peacebuilding Seminar dates are Thursday, October 31 through Sunday November 3 inclusive. Participants are expected to attend all four days.
  • 4 nights single occupancy accommodation at the seminar conference location hotel (nights of 10/30, 10/31, 11/1, 11/2)
  • Transportation to/from excursions, where not provided by George Mason University
  • Shuttle/Uber/Metro service from the DC airport to the seminar h​​otel (TBD). Taxis or rental cars are not reimbursable. 
  • Per Diem for meals*​
  • Peacebuilding Seminar Registration Fee (includes a copy of "Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource" (USIP Press 2013) or Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (Information Age Publishing 2016)
  • Any expenses not included in the above are at the sole expense of the participant.​

    *Daily per diem for meals has an expenditure maximum, which will be reviewed with the selected participants

​Application Information​​

Applications are closed.

  • ​​Complete the application: Global Peacebuilding Application
  • E​mail your completed application to: globalcitizenship@smc.edu

​              Application Deadline Friday July 19, 2019

​Please do not complete any registration directly with the seminar website or George Washington University.  Those selected participants will be advised of the next steps including registering ​for this seminar.​