Peace Wagers with Paul K. Chappell at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Oct. 27, 2013. Around 100 people attended public 
events, more than 40 took at least one day of training, and 32 individuals completed the full program. For testimonials, see below.

Waging Peace/ME sponsored a week of events with Paul K. Chappell in Bridgton, Portland & Orono, from Oct. 21-26.

He then gave a talk at the Center For Global Humanities in Portland on Oct. 24 (see video above), before traveling to Orono for a two-day strategy session with with leaders of indigenous rights and environmentalists groups.

For more information about any of these or future events, contact WP/Maine at

To read comments from participants in 
Waging Peace/Maine's 2013 Peace Leadership Training with Paul K. Chappell, please click HERE.

is available in Maine through independent booksellers, including BookStacks in Bucksport, ME

West Point graduate & Iraq War vet now serving as Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation 

Author of four booksWill War Ever End?, 
The End of War, Peaceful Revolution, 
and The Art of Waging Peace
leadership trainer on the use of 
nonviolence to wage peace

Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine Coordinator Ilze Petersons is inspired by Paul's message of hope.

What others say about Paul:

"Captain Paul K. Chappell's insightful presentation on strategic nonviolent leadership inspired, empowered and equipped participants to work as activists for peace and social justice. He has developed an original, compelling, honest, realistic and pragmatic education program...the value and the need for this teaching cannot be overestimated.

–Steve Gelb, Professor of Leadership Studies   University of San Diego

“Paul embodies the qualities of a true leader and warrior of peace: Kind, compassionate, accepting, empathetic, leading by example, truthful, and diligent.” 
– Karen Szillat
Founder, Nurtured Children Grow,  Seattle

“Whether you're a new activist or a veteran of the peace movement, freshen your skills tool box and learn to be a peace leader...You will learn not just skills to be a peace leader but you will gain life skills as well. I highly recommend this leadership training.”
– Barry Ladendorf
President, Veterans for Peace, San Diego

"I highly recommend Paul Chappell's peace leadership workshop to anyone--whether you are a peace activist or just have a curiosity about what this 'peace stuff' is all about. In fact, I think the greatest need for workshops like this is within the peace movement itself. Paul provides a fresh perspective on peace issues, backed with extensive research and historical knowledge, as well as the skills that all activists need to be effective in challenging the war system and creating a culture of peace."
--Stephanie Knox Cubbon
Metta Center for Nonviolence

For more testimonials and 
detailed description of the 
five-day peace leadership  
program Paul offersclick here.

"Paul K. Chappell has given us 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."      
--Archbishop Desmond Tutu