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“Teaching Global Conflict and Peacebuilding” Seminar for Community College Faculty at Montgomery College, Oct. 12-15
Montgomery College will host a four-day professional development workshop to provide faculty members in the area and across the country with the opportunity to learn from each other, to develop specific curricular projects and activities, and to discover the wealth of government and NGO resources available in the DC metropolitan area. The workshop takes place October 12-15 at the Montgomery College-Germantown Campus, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown, MD. In almost any field of study, today’s community college faculty encounter and address student questions related to fundamental elements of international and community conflict, global strife, ethnic unrest, violence and war. Consequently, there is an effort to seek peaceful relations, the resolution of conflict, and the building of nurturing and sustainable communities.
Participating Organizations and Field Day: Presentations, site visits, and resources are expected from a range of Washington-based NGOs, government agencies, and educational groups including the American Red Cross, Organization of American States, and U.S. Institute of Peace. One day of the seminar is planned as a “field day” where participants can visit Capitol Hill and their congressional representatives.
During the 4-day seminar, participants will: a) receive training and information conducted by local resources, such as the American Red Cross’s International Humanitarian Law education program, b) participate in pedagogical workshops and discussions, conducted by a variety of groups, including the Montgomery College Peace and Justice Studies Community, c) develop a tangible project (such as an activity or lesson) that can be used upon return to the participant’s home institution, and d) attend meetings with representatives from government agencies (including the U.S. Institute of Peace), international groups and organizations (such as the Organization of American States) and NGOs in Washington, DC.
Participants will receive a copy of Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource edited by David J. Smith and published by the United States Institute of Peace Press.