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Keli'i Akina

Grassroot Institute of Hawaii
President

William Keli’i Akina, Ph.D., is a Native Hawaiian, recognized scholar and President/CEO of Grassroot Institute of Hawaii.  An expert in East-West Philosophy & Leadership Ethics, Dr. Akina has taught at universities in Asia and the United States.  Now, as head of Hawaii’s only independent Libertarian think tank, Akina is devoted to uniting Hawaii's people to work together for a better economy, government and society as well as helping to build the Asia-Hawaii bridge.  In 2014, Keli’i was a candidate for the statewide office of Trustee in the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.