University of Rochester

EVENT: Veteran, Peace Activist to Speak at University of Rochester

March 21, 2012

WHO: West Point graduate and Iraq veteran Capt. Paul K. Chappell comes to the University of Rochester to talk about tangible steps toward attaining peace and about his latest book Peaceful Revolution: How We Can Create the Future Needed for Humanity's Survival (Easton Studio Press).

WHAT: Sponsored by the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, Chappell's lecture on "Why Peace is Possible and How We Can Achieve It" is one of many activities scheduled during the institute's Rochester Season for Nonviolence, the 64-day period between the anniversaries of the assassinations of Mohandas K. Gandhi on Jan. 30 and of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4.

TIME, DATE, PLACE: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, in the Interfaith Chapel on the University's River Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

BACKGROUND: Chappell, who is 31 and the author of three books, is known for his pro-military and pro-peace perspective. He served in the U.S. Army for seven years and was deployed to Baghdad in 2006. He left active duty in November 2009. He lives in Santa Barbara, Calif., where he works as the peace leadership director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation ( (Here is a link to his recent article in the Huffington Post:

PARKING: After 7 p.m., parking is free on most River Campus lots, except those with designated signs.