Forage Center Welcomes New Board Member

The Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education is proud to announce that Dr. Ernest N. Ogbozor has been appointed as a member of the board of directors.


Ernest N. Ogbozor brings to the Forage Center years of academic and practical experience in the fields of humanitarian action and conflict. He is a scholar-practitioner of conflict resolution, peacebuilding, international development, and humanitarian action. He is a visiting scholar at the Center for Peacemaking Practice at George Mason University and has taught at George Washington University, Northeastern University, George Mason University, and Brandeis University on a range of subjects, including humanitarian action in conflict, livelihood and conflict, conflict analysis and resolution, and economics for development professionals. He has worked on the frontlines of humanitarian response for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Nigeria, where he managed emergency relief to civilian victims of armed conflicts, ethno-religious violence, and election violence in Nigeria.


Dr. Ogbozor has a long history of working with the Forage Center and has taken part in past activities and simulations. Upon his colleague’s appointment, Forage Center president David J. Smith commented, “Dr. Ogbozor not only brings practical real-life experience to the Forage Center, but he also was instrumental in the early days of the program, working with Dr. Paul Forage to build the prison simulation at Indian River State College.”

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