Valerie Smith is Co-Director of the Canadian School of Peacebuilding (csop.cmu.ca). She has worked with the CSOP since its beginning in 2009, and prior to that she worked with Mennonite Central Committee for three years in Bosnia and Herzegovina, working with a local relief and development agency and teaching peace studies and theology at the Novi Sad Theological College.
Valerie is co-author of Peacebuilder's Toolbox: 52 Online Tools for Peace Work and co-editor of Harmony and Dissent: How Peacebuilders are Transforming their Worlds.
She has taught writing and served as an editor in a variety of settings. She has a BTh from Canadian Mennonite Bible College, a BA in philosophy from the University of Manitoba and a MDiv from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary.
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