Living Peace Now panel discussion

2011-02-26 by News, Sports, and Art

Dr. Christine Gehrett is an associate professor in Education. She received her bachelor’s degree from University of Washington, a master’s from University of Hawaii and a doctorate from Iberoamerican University with an emphasis in applied philosophy. Gehrett teaches Foundations Courses in Education, serves on the advisory board for the Alaska Educational Innovations Network (AEIN) and on the Center for Community Engagement and Learning advisory council. She has worked closely with diverse cultures and children in her research. Her focus for the discussion is peace from within.

Larry Merculief was born and raised in a traditional upbringing on St. Paul Island. Over the years he has served on numerous committees and held many important positions including chair of the Aleut Corporation and General Manager of the Central Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association. In 2003, Merculief was instrumental in gaining both federal and state recognition of Alaska Native subsistence rights to harvest halibut throughout coastal Alaska. He recently founded Seven Generations Consulting. His focus for the discussion is the process of connecting with others.

Dr. Greg Kimura is president and CEO of the Alaska Humanities Forum. A fourth-generation Alaskan from Chugiak-Eagle River, Kimura holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard University, where he wrote a thesis on Zen Buddhism and Western philosophical thought and a doctorate from Cambridge University in philosophy of religion. His focus for the discussion is the ontological state of being.

This podcast was recorded on Feb. 7, 2011.

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