San Diego Union Tribune -- Dee Aker has made peace her life’s work, which means she’s busy all the time and frustrated a lot.
Peace is harder to wage than war, but never so hard that she wants to give up.
Right now, in fact, she’s almost giddy again with possibility. A new batch of peacemakers has arrived at the University of San Diego, where Aker is deputy director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice.
Each fall, four carefully selected people with a track record of on-the-ground conflict resolution — cease-fires, disarmaments, free elections — are flown in from around the globe to stay on campus for two months. (Full Story)