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USD To Host Discussion On World Peace From The Eyes Of A Solder

The University of San Diego will host Capt. Paul K. Chapell for a public talk entitled “Why Peace is Possible and How We Can Achieve It” in an event co-sponsored by The Department of Leadership Studies in SOLES, the Institute for Peace and Justice, and the San Diego Veterans for Peace at the Warren auditorium in SOLES on November 12th.Steven Gelb, a SOLES Professor instrumental in bringing this talk to campus, said “Paul Chappell brings an inspiring, and urgently needed message on how we may turn away from war and embrace peace. The clarity and force of his analysis enable us to see, with fresh eyes, that peace is not only practical, but attainable.”

Like most Americans, Paul Chappell grew up thinking that peace was a naive dream. In this talk, he will explain how he learned – at West Point and in the military – that peace is possible, and how military history shows that human beings are not naturally violent. Chapell will also explain what waging peace means and how, in the nuclear age, it is required for survival.

Paul K. Chappell graduated from West Point in 2002 and served in the United States Army for seven years. He was deployed to Baghdad in 2006, and left active duty in November 2009 as a Captain. He is the author of three popular books on the topic of war and peace in modern society. He lives in Santa Barbara, California, where he is serving as the Peace Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and working on his fourth book, The Art of Waging Peace: A Strategic Approach to Improving Our Lives and the World, and he speaks throughout the country to colleges, high schools, veterans groups, churches, and activist organizations.

The discussion is at 7:00pm in USD's Warren Auditorium in the SOLES building on Monday, November 12, 2012. Capt. Chapell’s three books will be available for purchase and for autograph copies after the talk.

For more information http://www.sandiego.edu/soles.

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The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. In February 2016, USD launched the public phase of Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represents the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university and builds upon the strong philanthropic momentum achieved by USD in recent years. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.

Contact:

Melissa Olesen
mwagoner@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4659