The U.S. Institute of Peace will be naming their planned courtyard for U.S. Senators Inouye and Stevens. It will be in the center of their complex with their beautiful headquarters on one side and two buildings (under renovation) on the other sides – one named for President Clinton and the other for President Bush. Senator Spark Matsunaga advocated for peace studies under the guise that our nation should make an investment in peaceful, conflict resolution. Senators Inouye and Stevens carried it forward to the establishment of the U.S. Institute of Peace. We invest billions in war, a modest investment in peace are dollars well spent.

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