Speakers and Dialogue Leaders: Joakim Peter
Joakim Peter is the director of College of Micronesia—FSM Chuuk Campus, which is part of a six-campus junior college system in the Federated States of Micronesia. He is from the islands of Chuuk. He is also a member of a local interagency group for advocacy for children with disabilities in Chuuk. His background is Pacific History and cultural/native studies. He graduated from the University at Hawai‘i at Manoa with master degrees in Pacific Island Studies (1994) and History (1997). He is very active in the Pacific Region Disability Rights movement and is the President of the Chuuk Disabled Persons community network.