​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
Alexandria, Virginia

October 21-24, 2016


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 21-24, 2016.  While this opportunity is open to both PT and FT faculty, priority is for FT faculty. 

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. 

Additional information and the Seminar Agenda can be found at:


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 20 and return flight the evening of Monday, October 24).  Please note that transportation to/from LAX is not a reimburseable expense.
  • Actual Peacebuilding Seminar dates are Friday, October 21 through Monday, October 24 inclusive.
  • 4 nights single occupancy accommodation at the seminar conference location hotel (nights of 10/20, 10/21, 10/22 and 10/2​3)
  • Transportation to/from excursions, where not provided by NOVA
  • Shuttle/Uber service from the DC airport to the Seminar Hotel (Hampton Inn Alexandria/Pentagon South or Hilton Alexandria Mark Center). Taxis or rental cars are not reimbursable. 
  • 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


Application Information


The application deadline is Thursday, September 15, 2016 by 12 noon.


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.​