Keli’i Akina, Ph.D., is a recognized scholar, educator, public policy spokesperson, and community leader in Hawaii. Currently, he is President/CEO of Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, a public policy think tank dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, free markets and limited, accountable government. An expert in East-West Philosophy, Dr. Akina has taught at universities in China and the United States and continues as an adjunct instructor at HPU and the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. A political philosopher with degrees in both Eastern and Western philosophy, he has led a team of consulting academics in Beijing focused on developing solutions for human rights and business ethics. Now as head of Grassroot Institute, Akina is devoted to uniting Hawaii’s people to work for a better economy, government and society.