BAR HARBOR — Author, soldier and educator Paul K. Chappell will present “The Art of Waging Peace” in the Thomas S. Gates Jr. Community Center at College of the Atlantic on Friday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public.
A West Point graduate and Iraq War vet, Chappell is the author of five books and serves as the peace leadership director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF) in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Chappell’s books, including “Will War Ever End,” “The End of War” and “Peaceful Revolution,” are all part of The Road to Peace series, which will include seven volumes when complete.
According to Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu, “Capt. Paul K. Chappell has given us a crucial look at war and peace from the unique perspective of a soldier, and his new ideas show us why world peace is both necessary and possible in the 21st century. [He] can help people everywhere understand why war must end, and how together we can end it.”
Lecturing across the country and internationally, Chappell also teaches college courses on peace leadership. He grew up in Alabama, the son of a half-black and half-white father who fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars, and a Korean mother. He graduated from West Point in 2002, was deployed to Iraq in 2006 and left the army as a captain in 2009, when he joined the NAPF in its mission to abolish nuclear weapons and train a new generation of peace leaders.
On Saturday and Sunday, Chappell will give workshops for COA students on the art of waging peace. Contact College of the Atlantic professors Gray Cox at [email protected] or 460-1163, or Bonnie Tai at [email protected].