Former Defense Engineer to Discuss a Transition to Peace

The Resource Center for Nonviolence to Host

Author/Activist Russell Faure-Brac

Former defense engineer Russ Faure-Brac, the author of Transition to Peace: A Defense Engineer’s Search for an Alternate to War, will discuss “Why Peace Is Possible” at the Santa Cruz Nonviolence Resource Center, 612 Ocean Avenue, in Santa Cruz on Thursday,  June 6 at 7:30 p.m.

“With the large changes that are happening in our social and economic structure, we are entering an unprecedented time where peace may occur sooner than we can imagine.  Peace is possible and with a new national security policy, the US can lead the world towards it,” says Faure-Brac.

Russ has a Master’s degree in Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University and previously worked as a weapon systems analyst at Stanford Research Institute.  He now hosts a radio show about peace on KWMR-FM and blogs on his website.  His book has been endorsed by Michael Nagler of the Metta Center for Nonviolence, radio host Thom Hartmann and the Economic Hit Man, John Perkins.

He dedicates this work to family members who have suffered through war: his grandfather, Ernest Faure-Brac, who died from mustard poisoning in World War I and his brother, Les Faure-Brac, a US Marine who didn’t survive the Vietnam War.

Faure-Brac has most recently addressed the Wellstone Club in Oakland and the Inside Edge, a breakfast forum held at the University Club in Irvine, and numerous activist groups in the Bay Area, where he resides.  For more information about Russ, please visit or contact Jo Ann Deck at or 203-208-1326.

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