'Peacemaker' Padraig O'Malley uses addiction treatment to help bitter enemies
Padraig O'Malley is one of the very few people in the world who can be accurately introduced as a "peacemaker."
As a conflict mediator, he's spent a career working with communities torn apart by war and violence.
Born in Dublin, he spent two decades working for peace in Northern Ireland. But he's also brought his skills to bear in places as far apart as Baghdad, Johannesburg and Srebrenica.
O'Malley is renowned for his ability to bring opposing sides together, to lay down the groundwork for compromise and mediation. But he also has his own internal conflicts and struggle. He is an addict — an alcoholic who has lost the memory of entire periods of his life.
This segment was produced by The Current's Josh Bloch.