The Center for Community Engagement is proud to support the work of the Kathryn Wasserman Davis Collaborative in Conflict Transformation in collaboration with other departments at Middlebury.

Read more about the $25 million grant Middlebury College received to advance conflict transformation.

Listen to an NPR interview by Laurie L. Patton about conflict transformation.


The CCE is involved in several different projects related to and funded through the conflict transformation initiative:

Privilege & Poverty summer internships

Our Privilege & Poverty summer internships allow students to make a difference while working in law, immigration, health, food and nutrition, housing and more! The P&P Summer Internship program fulfills the experiential learning component of the P&P Academic Cluster curriculum.

Learn more about P&P internships here.

Projects for Peace

Projects for Peace, a global program that partners with 90 institutions to identify and support peacebuilders and changemakers, is now headquartered with the Middlebury CCE! Read more about this transition here. Projects for Peace administers over 100 grants of $10,000 to students each year.

Read more about Projects for Peace recent relocation to Middlebury College.

History in Translation

The Summer 2022 History in Translation Project will bring together undergraduates from Middlebury College and International Christian University for an experiential exploration of the impacts and lessons (past and present) of Executive Order 9066. This trip will be a 12-day, immersive service-learning experience.

Since 2020, undergraduates from Middlebury College and International Christian University have collaborated on the translation of primary source documents and interviews detailing the experiences of Japanese Americans living under Executive Order 9066.

Our summer 2022 History in Translation program will build on these efforts, providing opportunity for students from Japan and students from the United States to gather in shared space and time to 1) further explore and study this history and its lived impacts; 2) identify and consider how and why our assumptions and perspectives on history conflict (and do not); and 3) to understand how the transformational potential of these historical explorations can be applied to the challenges and opportunities of our present - and our work and pursuit of social justice.

Read more about History in Translation here.


Jiran (جيران) is a summer language program that pairs intermediate and advanced Arabic students with underserved Arabic-speaking families in New Britain, Connecticut. The program allows student participants to progress in Arabic, access Arabic speakers from places they cannot study abroad (Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, etc.), and experientially learn about challenges facing Arabic-speaking families new to the US.

Learn more about Jiran جيران here.


Learn more about the programs supporting the advancement of conflict transformation by contacting

Quick Facts

Quick Facts: Kathryn Wasserman Davis Collaborative in Conflict Transformation. Programs will address a wide-ranging array of issues connected to peace and conflict. Middlebury will lead a global consortium of colleges and universities. Every branch of the Middlebury network will play a role. The grant will be deployed over 7 years.
Center for Community Engagement and Projects for Peace. Middlebury's CCE will pursue community-based projects and activities that foster constructive approaches to conflict. As part of CCE, Projects for Peace will promote new interdisciplinary resources to prepare grantees for their projects. CCE and Projects for Peace will work together to expand experiential learning related to conflict and peace-building.

Center for Community Engagement
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753