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Global Conflict & Peacebuilding Seminar

​SMC Global Citizenship is pleased to offer the following opportunity for faculty:

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

Northern Virginia Community College
5000 Dawes Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia

October 23-26, 2015

Seminar Information

SMC Global Citizenship will fund four full-time/part-time Faculty participants for a four-day Global Conflict and Peacebuilding Seminar hosted by Northern Virginia Community College from October 23-26, 2015.  While this opportunity is open to both PT and FT faculty, priority is for FT faculty.

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 3rd Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar, Teaching about Global Conflict and Peacebuilding: A Seminar for Community Colleges this year from October 23 to October 26, 2015.
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 Agenda

The seminar agenda will be available closer to the event date.  Information of past year’s events and excursions can be found on the NOVA website.

Application Information

To apply for this opportunity, please read through all details below, complete the application and email it to  The application deadline is Thursday, September 10, 2015.

SMC Global Citizenship will cover for the selected participants:
  • Cost of RT economy/coach class (not economy comfort or premium economy) LAX to Washington DC (Fly to DC on Thursday, October 22 and return flight the evening of Monday, October 26).  Please note that transportation to/from LAX is not a reimburseable expense.
  • Actual Peacebuilding Seminar dates are Friday, October 17 through Monday, October 20 inclusive.
  • 4 nights single occupancy accommodation at the seminar conference location hotel (nights of 10/22, 10/23, 10/24 and 10/25)
  • Transportation to/from excursions, where not provided by NOVA
  • Shuttle from the DC airport to the Seminar Hotel (Hampton Inn Alexandria/Pentagon South or Hilton Alexandria Mark Center)
  • Per Diem for meals*
  • NOVA/Peacebuilding Registration Seminar Fee (includes 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.)
  • Any expenses not included in the above are at the sole expense of the participant.
*Daily per diem for meals has an expenditure maximum, which will be reviewed with selected participants.  Most meals will be provided by NOVA.
Please do not complete any registration directly with NOVA.  Those selected will be advised of the next steps including registering with NOVA for this seminar.