“Integral, for me, means examining the world’s imbalances and finding the hidden,<br>solutionary gems through academic inquiry and community practice – employing both: mind and spirit.”
I am Jean Parker, a radio journalist, human rights activist and university lecturer. I have reported from throughout the world focusing on social development and human rights.
I worked for Radio for Peace International in Costa Rica as a member of the management team, program host and producer and instructor at the Institute For Progressive Communications. While I was with RFPI, I conducted the broadcast of the Provisional World Parliament from Tripoli, Libya. My work as an independent radio journalist has been heard on radio networks in North America and Europe including National Public Radio in the United States, the CBC in Canada, BBC, Radio Netherlands and Deutsche Welle.
I lived and worked in India for ten years as a radio journalist specialising in social development reporting. I also taught radio journalism at the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication in Pune, India. I reported on the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and this lead me to my current research on emergency preparedness education and community radio in North India.
I am on the faculty of the Department of Nonprofit Management of Regis University in the United States, a member of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service and a member of the Bahai Faith.
I have successfully completed (June 2016) the PhD Program on Integral Development with Trans4m and Da Vinci, where I was focussing on Community Education for Disaster Preparedness with two rural communities in India’s Uttarakhand.
Watch Jean delivering a keynote
on her PhD and on the Trans4m Da Vinci PhD Program at the Da Vinci President’s Dinner
before her Graduation in 2016