For the third time this year, Grassroot Institute president Keli’i Akina, Ph.D. trained local leaders and members of the public in ethical practices for leadership in the East-West Context.  According to Dr. Akina, one can find in the foundations of both Western and Asian Civilizations a common core of values supporting individual liberty, free markets and limited, accountable government.  Dr. Akina is a global scholar who has published in the area of Confucian foundations for democracy, free markets and human rights.  Grassroot Institute is committed to promoting these values in Hawaii and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.