Keith Harmon Snow
Keith Harmon Snow is a writer, photographer, war correspondent, healer, small (organic) farmer, activist, and a leading voice of uncompromising dissent. A former genocide investigator for UNICEF, he is the 2009 Regent's Lecturer in Law and Society at the University of California Santa Barbara, "recognized for a decade of work challenging establishment narratives on genocide and war crimes."
A recovered scientist formerly paid highly to imagineer U.S. government classified weapons systems, Snow's recovery included bicycling across underdeveloped countries. He has worked in 41 countries, including as war correspondent in Afghanistan, Congo, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Mongolia, and has been an expert witness in U.S. immigration asylum hearings for Rwandans. He held audience with Muammar Gaddafi prior to the U.S. invasion, and testified before the International Court of Justice in Spain, supporting the war crimes indictments against current Rwandan government officials. He is now considered persona non grata in both Rwanda and Ethiopia. In 2009, he was banned for life from Smith, Hampshire, and Mt. Holyoke colleges.
Living under the poverty line for decades and without a car, Snow practices voluntary simplicity and random acts of kindness. Arrested for civil disobedience at globalization protests, he always stands in solidarity with indigenous peoples. He often facilitates consciousness workshops and is studying Holotrophic Breathwork facilitation.
Snow is currently producing a documentary film and book about the politics of genocide, and also working on a book about judicial abuse in U.S. family courts. One of his most memorable quotes is, "If you are reading The New York Times, you are contributing to your own mental illness."