After years of witnessing conflict and bloodshed while reporting on the Middle East, John Wallach decided to actively work to end the violence at a small summer camp in rural Maine. Tim Wilson brought that vision to life as the first Seeds of Peace Camp Director and reflects on over a quarter century of peace building in this talk.
Tim Wilson has more than 50 years of experience in education, public service, and athletic coaching. Currently, Tim serves as Senior Advisor to Seeds of Peace, an organization that he has been with since its founding in 1993, and Director of its Maine Seeds Programs.
Until 2006, he was the Director of both the Seeds of Peace Camp in Maine and the Seeds of Peace Center for Coexistence in Jerusalem. Prior to and during the early years of his appointment with Seeds of Peace, Tim served as the Director of Multicultural Programs for Pierce Atwood Consulting in Portland, Maine.
Tim has been appointed by three Maine Governors to posts including Chair of the Maine Human Rights Commission, State Ombudsman, and Associate Commissioner of Programming for the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation & Corrections. He also served as Director of the State Offices of Community Services, Civil Emergency Preparedness, and Energy. He has been the Associate Headmaster at the Hyde School in Bath, Maine, and the Director of Admissions at Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx