Neighborhood: Charles Village
Daniel H. Levine is the School Mediation Coordinator for the Baltimore Community Meditation Center (BCMC), where he oversees work to promote non-violence and restorative practices in City schools. He is the author of _The Morality of Peacekeeping_ (Edinburgh University Press, 2014), and has a long history of scholarship and activism on peace and peacekeeping, violence, and security sector reform. Prior to joining BCMC, Dr. Levine was a consultant to the Centre for Conflict Resolution (South Africa), an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the University of Maryland-College Park (during which time he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach at the University of Ghana), and a Program Officer at the US Institute of Peace. He holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Georgetown University.
"I have lived in Baltimore for ten years - a newcomer by some standards, but long enough to be aware of some of the ways that the conduct of the police interacts with other dynamics of violence and marginalization in the City. Furthermore, as someone who works with young people in Baltimore City schools - and who is raising a child here - I see how much of an impact encounters with police can have, for good or ill, on their lives. I hope that some of my professional skills will be useful in seizing the opportunity for reform created by the consent decree, but I am moved to try to help as a citizen and a father."