ACR-GNY & CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College present:
VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE BREAKFAST:
PLEASE NOTE: THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL MEETING** ON ZOOM. WHILE THE PROGRAM WILL START AT 8:30, IF YOU WANT TO NETWORK WITH OTHERS OR ARE UNFAMILIAR WITH ZOOM, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SIGN IN TO THE "WAITING ROOM" AS EARLY AS 8:00 AM.
THE ZOOM AND TELEPHONE LINKS WILL BE FORWARDED TO REGISTRANTS THE EVENING BEFORE THE BREAKFAST.
THE UBIQUITOUS WORK OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION:
Finding Applications in Every Field
In this talk, David J. Smith will share his ideas on the range of disciplines and applications for careers for those interested in resolving and managing conflict and building peace. He will consider educational and experiential pathways to careers, and strategies that individuals might take.
DAVID J. SMITH has more than 30 years' experience as an educational consultant, lawyer, mediator, college professor, trainer, senior program officer, senior manager, career coach, and author. He works with groups and individuals in need of career coaching, mediation, and conflict engagement assistance (as David J. Smith Consulting, LLC).
He is the president of the Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education, Inc., a 501c3 not-for-profit that offers experiential learning opportunities for students and professionals. He was formerly a senior program officer and manager of national outreach at the U.S. Institute of Peace. He has taught at Goucher College, Towson University, Georgetown University, Drexel University, and currently at the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University. David was a founding member of the Harford County (Maryland) Community Mediation Commission. While practicing law in Towson, Maryland, he engaged in family mediation. He served as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar at the University of Tartu (Estonia) teaching peace studies and alternative dispute resolution. David is a recipient of the William Kreidler Award for Distinguished Service to the field of Conflict Resolution given by the Association for Conflict Resolution. He is past chair of the Rockville (Maryland) Human Rights Commission, where he received the Community Mediator of the Year Award. David is a member of the PCDN Global's Career Advisory Panel and Forbes Coaches Council. He is active in the Fulbright Association, currently serving on the board of the Washington, DC chapter.
David is the author of Legal Research and Writing (Cengage, 1996), editor of Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource (USIP Press, 2013), and author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (Information Age Publishing, 2016). He publishes in Forbes.com and other outlets.
He is a graduate of American University (BA, political science & urban affairs), George Mason University (MS, conflict analysis & resolution), and the University of Baltimore (JD).