Ken Kitatani currently serves as the Executive Director of the Forum 21 Institute. He also is the USA representative of Women In Need International, an NGO that advocates for gender equality and sustainability, and an adviser to the Happiness Alliance that promotes Gross National Happiness (GNH). Ken is an ordained minister of Sukyo Mahikari Centers for Spiritual Development and currently serves as the division chief of the international affairs department of the world headquarters in Japan. Ken graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in East Asian Studies.