David J. Smith

Position: Peacebuilding and conflict resolution specialist

David is a consultant, educator, writer, and  career coach focusing on the fields of conflict resolution, international education, peacebuilding, and humanitarian action. He is  president of the Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education, Inc. He was formerly a senior program officer and head of national outreach at the U.S. Institute of Peace. He has taught at several post-secondary institutions including Georgetown University. David served as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar at the University of Tartu (Estonia) teaching peace studies and alternative dispute resolution. He is a recipient of the William Kreidler Award for Distinguished Service to the field of Conflict Resolution given by the Association for Conflict Resolution. His publications include Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace and Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource.  He  directs the National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar held annually at George Mason University. David is a graduate of American University (BA), George Mason University (MS, conflict resolution), and the University of Baltimore (JD).  He can be reached at www.davidjsmithconsulting.com.

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