Conference Speaker for the Gandhi-King Global Initiative (GKGI) Conference: The Uplift of All: Gandhi, King, and the Global Struggle for Freedom and Justice; October 11-13, 2019
David's professional training is as a psychotherapist for the severely and chronically mentally ill and the elderly. He also studied yoga with the SYDA Foundation with the hopes of combining yoga with psychological treatment. He received his M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, and practiced for 8 years in both California and Georgia. A longtime activist, David has previously been involved with environmental issues, culminating in the organizing of Watershed Alliances in the area of Atlanta, Georgia, and the start of a museum of environmental sciences on the campus of Georgia Perimeter College. In 2005, he joined Nonviolence International (NI) in Washington, DC, where he was focused on Palestine and international law, and internship recruitment for the office. In 2014, David was asked to open an NI office at the UN in New York City to help with the issues of disarmament and peace. Now he is the Director of the Nonviolence International Peace Research Program in Tuscon, Arizona, where he lives with two cats and 3 guinea pigs. His 3 children are successful professionals living in Tucson and New York City.