The Author

ABOUT PAUL

Paul K. ChappellPaul K. Chappell graduated from West Point in 2002, was deployed to Iraq, and left active duty in November 2009 as a Captain.

He is the author of the Road to Peace series, a seven-book series about waging peace, ending war, the art of living, and what it means to be human. The first four published books in this series are Will War Ever End?, The End of War, Peaceful Revolution, and The Art of Waging Peace.

Chappell serves as the Peace Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Lecturing across the country and internationally, he also teaches courses and workshops 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. Growing up in a violent household, Chappell has sought answers to the issues of war and peace, rage and trauma, and vision, purpose, and hope. His website is www.peacefulrevolution.com.

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PEACE AND MILITARY PHOTOS

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Picture with Guy P. Djoken, Executive Director of the UNESCO Center for Peace, who invited me to speak at the first annual Nelson Mandela Day and the International Model U.N. Summer Camp in Frederick, Maryland. (July 18, 2015)

Picture taken with Paula Garb, co-director and co-founder of UC Irvine’s Center for Citizen Peacebuilding during Peace Week at UC Irvine (January 2015)

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Picture taken with Vietnam veteran Dan Gallagher at the Peace and Justice Studies Association conference in San Diego. He is featured in the film “Beyond the Divide,” a documentary about healing the divide between veterans and peace activists. (October 2014)

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 Global Peace Convention in Kenya (November 19, 2010)

Lagilagi with Paul K. Chappell, August 11, 2010

Pictured above is my friend Lagilagi, who served in the Fijian military in Special Forces. He was tortured, had seven ribs and the bones in his face broken, and spent eight years in prison, but he has learned to forgive and is now an inspiring soldier of peace. He told me that when soldiers leave the military, they are still duty-bound to serve others, and he feels duty-bound to work for peace. His wise words remind me of the philosophy of West Point, which taught me that life is about serving others. (August 11, 2010)

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In Cleveland, Ohio with Chico (dog), James (who served as a medic in Iraq), and Reuben (June 2010)

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Ralph and Christine Dull with Paul K. Chappell (October 2009)

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Fort Bliss, Texas (February 2009)

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Command Photo (July 2008)

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Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Mascot—Yume (which means “dream” in Japanese).

Please visit the NAPF website at www.wagingpeace.org.