Dear friends of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice,
While saddened to be leaving so many of you at the IPJ, university and San Diego, my family and I are excited about the new challenges awaiting us in Beijing. Many of you know of my interest in China, and I will soon be managing a rule-of-law project there for the next few years.
I will miss the many magical moments we have had at the IPJ over the last three-and-a-half years, working on our project in Guatemala, advocating for the Colombian peace process, interacting with inspiring Women PeaceMakers and WorldLink participants, and meeting so many incredible peacebuilders through our public programs.
I am honored and humbled to have been a part of the Kroc legacy here at the University of San Diego. Importantly, the IPJ has a strong foundation of programs that will go forward under new leadership at the Kroc School. I wish you all the best and hope you will seek us out in Beijing.
All the best,
Read Line’s first director’s column in the Fall 2009 Peace & Justice Compass Newsletter, page 3.