West Point grad and Iraq War veteran Paul Chappell overcame a troubled youth and is now an internationally-acclaimed advocate for nonviolence as peace literacy director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. A keynote speaker for the Gianneschi Leadership Institute on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 at Mihaylo College’s G3X Conference, Chappell hopes that attendees will come away with realistic hope for the world and the framework to make a practical impact in their personal lives and communities.
An advocate for peace education in the educational system, Chappell envisions a world in which schools teach students how to achieve peaceful outcomes to conflict in interpersonal relationships, which can then be used to solve local, national and global challenges.
“We have a society and world in which people are not taught basic peace skills. Is it any surprise that the world is more violent than it has to be?” says Chappell. “We need to view peace and peace literacy as a skill set in the same way that we view math or engineering. This isn’t something that can be learned in 30 seconds. We have to train in it, understand it and recognize the framework and history of how it actually works.”
Check out Chappell’s background, ethos and a preview of the thoughts he will share at G3X on Mihaylo News .
FOR MORE INFORMATION on the Gianneschi G3X Conference at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, visit the official G3X conference website.