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About the Global Issues Resource Collaborative 
About the Center

Overview of the leadership and innovations the Global Issues Resource Collaborative is providing

Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Report

Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Report

Faculty/Staff Biographies  

International Leadership

Global Issues Resource Collaborative co-chairs the Peace Education Working Groups of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC). Active participating countries in this working group include Ghana, Kenya, Montenegro, Ukraine, the Philippines, the United States of America, South Korea and Australia.  The Peace Education working group main goals include: building the capacity of regional educators and practitioners, exchanging resources, promoting good practices and collaboration between non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and Ministries of Education, supporting exchanges between countries, and other governmental organizations.  To date, the working group has held several international conferences, funded international training and learning exchanges for teachers, NGO and governmental education representatives, training of members of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and university faculty as well as on the development of curricular resources. For more information, please visit:

Representatives of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict's Peace (GPPAC) Education Working Group and N. American GPPAC team at the 6th International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education, hosted by the Global Issues Resource Center.

Global Issues Resource Collaborative serves as one of the U.S. Representatives (in partnership with the United States Department of Education) on the Organization of American States (OAS) Advisory Board of the Inter-American Program on Education for Democratic Values and Practices with representatives from the 35 member countries. The OAS is a regional organization for the Americas and the Caribbean whose aims are to strengthen the peace and security of the continent, promote cooperative action and promote and consolidate representative democracy. Through the support of the OAS, the Collaborative has provided presentation and trainings in Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Guatemala and Colombia. For more information on the OAS, please visit:

From L-R, Romina Kasman, Marcia Bebianno Simoes and Pablo Zuniga of the Organization of American States with Jen Batton of Global Issues Resource Center.

State and National Leadership

The Democracy Commitment
Global Issues Resource Collaborative is the liaison for Tri-C with the Democracy Commitment.

The Democracy Commitment (TDC) is a national initiative providing a platform for development and expansion of community college programs, projects and curricula aiming at engaging students in civic learning and democratic practice across the country. Our goal is that every graduate of an American community college have had an education in democracy. This includes all of our students, whether they aim to transfer to university, achieve an associate degree or obtain a certificate.

Tri-C’s Democracy Commitment Inventory

Video: Tri-C Students talking about The Democracy Commitment Inventory

Tri-C students presented at The Democracy Commitment National Conference:
L -Quinta Tangoh was selected as one of four students across the U.S. to present the keynote plenary. R - Patricia Gramoy facilitated faculty workshops and presented her work on Sustained Dialogue Campus Network on the Tri-C Eastern Campus.

Ohio Sexual And Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Consortium Campus Safety Task Force subcommittee 
Resource: A Safer Campus: A Guidebook on Prevention and Response to Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking for Ohio Campuses

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