“Fascinating” “Powerful” “Inspiring”

This is the fascinating life story of a ’60s antiwar and free speech leader who remained true to his values and helped build a more peaceful world. Along the way, he witnessed the torture of a black football teammate, he led a strike for his Peace Corps training group, his best friend and mentor was murdered, he donated a kidney to save his son’s life, faced financial ruin, helped end two major wars in Africa, and created the first Global Symposium of Peaceful Nations. The second edition includes the struggle to save funding for the US Institute of Peace, further initiatives for peace in Africa, Arab Spring refugees, special recognition on the floor of Congress, and much more. Exhaust the Limits is a compelling adventure story and road map for idealists young and old. Cover art by Matt Wuerker.

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What is Peacebuilding

“Peacebuilding is the set of initiatives by diverse actors in government and civil society to address the root causes of violence and protect civilians before, during, and after violent conflict. Peacebuilders use communication, negotiation, and mediation instead of belligerence and violence to resolve conflicts. Effective peacebuilding is multi-faceted and adapted to each conflict environment. There is no one path to peace, but pathways are available in every conflict environment. Peacebuilders help belligerents find a path that will enable them to resolve their differences without bloodshed.”


Speaking and Consulting

Mr. Dambach is a knowledgeable and inspirational speaker at local and national events and on college campuses on the topics of peacebuilding, the global convergence of cultures, and building climates of respect.

His consulting firm Dambach & Associates has helped dozens of arts councils, environmental centers, colleges, chambers of commerce and other nonprofits evaluate and improve their organizational operations and resource development capacities.