David Smith

David J. Smith has over 30 years’ experience as a consultant, career coach, lawyer, mediator, educator, and trainer. He has consulted with over 400 colleges around the U.S. and has given over 500 talks on peacebuilding, conflict resolution, social justice, and international education. He is the president of the Forage Center for Peacebuilding andHumanitarian Education, Inc., a 501c3 not-for-profit that offers experiential learning opportunities for students and professionals. Formerly, he was a senior program officer and manager at the U.S. Institute of Peace. David has taught at Goucher College, Georgetown University, Towson University and currently at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. David was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar at the University of Tartu (Estonia) where he taught peace studies and dispute resolution. He is a recipient of the William J. Kreidler Award for Distinguished Service to the field of Conflict Resolution given by the Association for Conflict Resolution. David is the author of Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (Information Age Publishing 2016) and editor of Peacebuilding inCommunity Colleges: A Teaching Resource  (USIP Press 2013). Areas of focus: peacebuilding.

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