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Topic - Tara Sonenshine
A group of influential retired diplomats urged the Obama administration to move carefully in filling a key State Department post focused on growing interactive programs with the citizens of America's allies and adversaries around the world.
If the Pentagon and monuments to combat are the capital"s symbols for war, a glowing structure topped with dovelike wings will be the District"s symbol for peace.
It will bring the subject of peacemaking to the forefront and help the institute reach everyone "from middle-schoolers all the way up to prime ministers," Miss Sonenshine said.
"We really see it as both a symbolic and substantive presence at kind of a new war and peace corner," said Tara Sonenshine, an adviser on the project. "We think peace has a place and deserves a place on the National Mall."