Last weekend, I attended an annual conference for community college peacebuilding professors. Each year, I come away impressed by how much these faculty members are able to accomplish and shocked by how little attention we pay to these hidden gems in American higher education.
In teaching about peacebuilding and conflict resolution, concepts are critical. None is more important than bright spots and positive deviance. Here are some examples and teaching tips.
This week, I kept getting reminded of the importance of empathy in peacebuilding work. I explore some of those ideas here.
This is the first of a series of blg posts I will do while writing the instructor's guide for From Conflict Resolution to Peacebuilding. Both the book and the guide will be available in the fall. Here, I focus on why we need to practice what we preach in the classroom--and everywhere else.