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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 20 - 23, 2017

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 5th Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar, Teaching about Global Conflict and Peacebuilding: A Seminar for Community Colleges this year from October 20 - 23, 2017.

This seminar is designed to support part- and full-time faculty 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, DC, 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, DC.

Seminar Details


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


Please click here for the most recent agenda.


September 29, 2017. All fees must be received by this date.


Please click here to access the registration form.

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, VA 22304
Phone: (703) 671-4800

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



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, daily breakfast and lunch and some dinners.

After you have registered, please make your check out to “Northern Virginia Community College” for $300 and mail it to:

Northern Virginia Community College
Attn: Linda Campos, AA252
5000 Dawes Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22311

Be sure to send your payment within two weeks of registering in order to secure your spot. The only acceptable form of payment is by check. After your payment is received, you will be emailed a receipt and a registration confirmation number.


September 8, 2017. All fees must be received by this date.

For More Information

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