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Will Work for Peace – How to Get a Job as a Peacemaker

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Every job has the opportunity to work for peace if you know how to look for it. Join professor, practitioner, and educator David J. Smith and Stephen Kotev as they discuss how to get a job as a Peacemaker. Whether it is thinking differently about the job you have or what types of jobs are out there.

David J. Smith, JD, MS  has over 30 years’ experience as an educational consultant, lawyer, mediator, college professor, trainer, senior program manager, and author.  He works with groups and individuals in need of career and conflict coaching and conflict engagement assistance, and has consulted with nearly 400 colleges around the U.S. and has given over 500 talks on peacebuilding, conflict resolution, and international education.  He has been employed by the U.S. Institute of Peace, consulted for the Fulbright Association, and taught at Georgetown University, Goucher College, and currently at George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution.  David is the president of the Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education. He is the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (Information Age Publishing).

Stephen Kotev is a Washington D.C. based conflict resolution consultant offering mediation, negotiation and facilitation services, conflict coaching, training and somatic education to private and government clients. Helping people resolve problems and improve their performance is his passion and profession. Stephen has dedicated his professional career to the practice and study of conflict resolution. He holds a Master of Science degree from George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and is certified in conflict coaching.

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