Mike Abkin is currently a trustee of the National Peace Academy, having previously served on its board of directors and held various officer and staff positions. He is past president and current advisory council member of the Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace and volunteers with Nine Gates Mystery School. He previously served with Peace Partnership International, The Peace Alliance, and the Foundation for Global Community. At FGC, Mike developed courses relating to personal and cultural transformation and, after 9/11, helped develop a vocational training program in Afghanistan. In his former technical career, he applied systems analysis and simulation modeling for agricultural development and air transportation, including projects in Nigeria and Korea. Mike also served with the Peace Corps in Nigeria and earned his doctorate in systems science at Michigan State University.