Mike (The Green Pen)

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Location San Mateo, California, United States
Introduction I serve on the Board of Directors of the National Peace Academy, which works to educate for right relationships and safe, healthy, and sustainable communities, and to increase public awareness of and support for a culture of peace. I previously served with Peace Partnership International, The Peace Alliance and its Campaign for a U.S. Department of Peace, and the Foundation for Global Community. At FGC, I designed and facilitated courses related to personal and cultural transformation and sustainability, developed a vocational training program in Afghanistan, and was project manager for the Foundation’s program at the 2004 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Barcelona. In my former technical career, I applied systems analysis and simulation modeling for agricultural development and air transportation, including projects in Nigeria and Korea. I served with the Peace Corps in Nigeria and have volunteered at home with local nonprofits, city government, and political movements. I earned my doctorate in systems science at Michigan State University, and enjoy traveling in the world, walking in nature, and musing in prose and poetry.