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Through high-impact learning approaches, students can become more effective communicators, more engaged citizens, and learn to think critically about the relationships between local and global issues. These skills are all vital to building peace in a world full of conflict.
As part of its International Education Week activities, NAFSA will partner with the Alliance for Peacebuilding and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) to present a Global Learning Faculty Conversation celebrating the peacebuilding capacity of international education.
Throughout the conversation, presenters and participants will:
- Explore models for linking high-impact learning experiences focused on global citizenship with international education programs and academic coursework;
- Discuss pitfalls to avoid in developing high-impact learning experiences focusing on global citizenship, peace, and justice;
- Share strategies to empower students to become responsible global citizens both locally and globally.
Faculty Conversations are designed for faculty members, academic leaders, researchers, and international educators interested in student learning outcomes and the educational experiences—curricular and cocurricular—created to help students gain and practice global knowledge, skills, and perspectives.
Take advantage of this special and stimulating conversation that taps into NAFSA’s growing community of practice focused on global learning.
GATHER YOUR COLLEAGUES TO PARTICIPATE
Invite colleagues from across your college, campus, or organization to join the conversation. All can participate for a single fee in one location.
Alliance for Peacebuilding
Melanie Cohen Greenberg is president and CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. Before joining the Alliance, she was the president and founder of the Cypress Fund for Peace and Security, a foundation making grants in the areas of peacebuilding and nuclear nonproliferation. From 2003 to 2004, she was a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, focusing on issues of justice in post-conflict peacebuilding. From 2000 to 2002, Greenberg was director of the Conflict Resolution Program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She previously served as associate director of the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation and deputy director of the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation. In her work on international conflict resolution, she has helped design and facilitate public peace processes in the Middle East, Northern Ireland, and the Caucasus.
United States Institute of Peace
Daryn Cambridge leads curriculum development and educational design for USIP’s Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding online courses. He joined USIP after 4 years with the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, where he served as senior director for learning and digital strategies and helped cofound Freedom Beat Recordings, a record label and website that explores the role of music in nonviolent resistance. Cambridge is also a peace educator in residence and adjunct professor at American University in Washington, D.C., where he teaches courses on education for international development, peace pedagogy, and nonviolent action. His research interests include peace education, nonviolent action, distance learning, and online pedagogy. Cambridge holds an MA in international training and education and a professional certificate in international peace and conflict resolution, both from American University. He received his BA from Middlebury College.
David J. Smith
Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education, Inc.
David J. Smith is a consultant focusing on building capacity in higher education for teaching peacebuilding and conflict resolution. He also serves as president of the Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization offering experiential learning opportunities for graduate students. Smith has worked extensively with community colleges, and in 2013 published Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource. He has taught at Goucher College, Harford Community College, and Georgetown University, and is currently teaching at George Mason University. Smith previously served as a senior program officer and manager of national educational outreach at USIP, and is the 2015 recipient of the William J. Kreidler Award for Distinguish Service in the field of conflict resolution, awarded by the Association for Conflict Resolution.
Moderator & Presenter
Celia Cook-Huffman, PhD, a professor of peace and conflict studies at Juniata College, where she holds the W. Clay and Kathryn Burkholder Professorship in Conflict Resolution. She is also the director of the MA program in nonprofit leadership and is currently serving as assistant provost for the college. Her work involves the critical exploration of the role of conflict in the human community, seeking to understand when and how conflicts are necessary and productive, and how to respond effectively to the destructive aspects of conflict. Cook-Huffman holds a BA in peace studies and conflict resolution from Manchester College; an MA in peace studies from the University of Notre Dame, where she was an International Scholars Program Fellow; and a PhD from Syracuse University.