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National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar


A 12-hour seminar delivered over three weeks, this annual event brings scholars, students, and leaders together to discuss and share information.

Empowering Emerging Humanitarians 

A 3-part, interactive, and virtual event brings leading scholars, professionals, and students together for sessions on peacebuilding, social justice, and civic engagement. Sponsored by the Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education and kept small to allow for engaging conversations between panelists and attendees, the annual event spurs innovative thinking and solutions. Sessions are recorded and available for viewing using the links below.

2023 - 11th Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar

October 27 & November 3, 2023, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET

Watch Day One Sessions

Colonel Pratt

Margarita Tadevosyan

Diya Abdo

Garvey M. Lundy and Tabitha A. Morgan

Katherine Schuster and Nellie Khalil

Akash Pandey and Alisha Gurung

Watch Day Two Sessions

Regina Proença 

Michael Collins 

Myra Dahgaypaw and Samantha Tshuma 

Allison Tripp 

Naupess K. Kibiswa

2022 - 10th Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar

Sessions: Teaching Conflict Transformation Through Roleplaying, Nonpartisan Candidate Guides—Their Power to Engage Voters, Integrating Reflective Practice into Peace, Conflict, and Social Justice Studies Courses, Pathways After Community College, Understanding the Pillars of Positive Peace, Making Home for Our New Neighbors, When Academics and Non-Profits Collaborate - Innovative Peacebuilding Beyond the Classroom, Holocaust Education as a Catalyst for Transformational Learning, Surveying Political Violence in 2022: Ideology, Tactics, Targeting & Intervention, I Am The Land & Discussion, Bringing Climate Action to Every Aspect of College Campus Life, Review and Moving Forward

2021 - 9th Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar

Sessions: Understanding the Pillars of Positive Peace, Peacebuilding in Afghanistan, Urban-Rural Food Security Collaboration, Careers in Peacebuilding, Outward Bound Peacebuilding, Integral Peace Leadership, Bringing the Theory and Practice of Social Change into the Classroom, Documentary Journalism and Social Change, Creating Global Citizens, and Building Peace and Conflict Studies Programs to Last.

2020 - 8th Annual National Community College Peacebuilding Seminar

Since 2013, educators and students interested in the critical role that community colleges play in higher education have met in the Washington, DC, area to learn, share, and experience on a range of topics including peacebuilding, conflict, human rights, social justice, peace education, international affairs, and nonviolence. Due to COVID19, the 2021 seminar was held virtually. 

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