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Teaching about Global Conflict and Peacebuilding

The NOVA Institute for Public Service presents:

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

October 21-24, 2016

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 the 4th Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar, Teaching about Global Conflict and Peacebuilding: A Seminar for Community Colleges this year from October 21 to October 24, 2016.

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, 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.

Seminar Details

Location

Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus
5000 Dawes Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22311

Schedule

A preliminary schedule will be posted in September 2016.

Registration

Please click here to access the registration form. Once you have registered, you will receive an email from Linda Rodriguez with instructions on how to make payment.

Lodging Information

Below is the information for the two hotels located closest to campus. Please contact them directly to book a room reservation.
Hampton Inn Alexandria/Pentagon South
4800 Leesburg Pike, Alexandria, Virginia, 22304
Tel: (703) 671-4800

Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia, 22311
Tel: (703) 845-1010

Fee

$300.00

As part of the registration fee, each participant will receive a copy of "Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource" published by U.S. Institute of Peace Press and edited by David J. Smith, a flash drive containing all the seminar materials including the biographies of presenters, daily breakfast and lunch and some dinners.

Deadline

September 23, 2016

For More Information

For questions regarding registration please contact Linda M. Campos at lcampos@nvcc.edu. For questions about the program please contact David J. Smith at davidjsmith@davidjsmithconsulting.com.

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