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Nathan Batalion


Environmental Philosopher, Naturopath, Global Educator, Sustainable Builder, Communitarian


  • PHD CANDIDATE - Environmental Philosophy

    Binghamton University Philosophy, Interpretation, and Culture (PIC) Department.  2001-Present. Awaiting completion of dissertation Raw-Wisdom: Moving from a Death-Centered to a Life-Centered Vision of  Nature

  • MBA - Accounting

     NYU Graduate School of School of Business,  1976-77

  • MA  - Asian Studies

     Seton Hall University, 1973-75. Thesis: Early History of Chinese Medicine

  • BA - Religion and Philosophy

     NYU   Washington Square College, 1965-72


    ACADEMIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS 

  • Math Prodigy: At age 12, passed proctored final in differential and integral calculus at Fairleigh Dickenson University
  • Competitions - Won regional math competition (Union County, NJ 1964)
  • Exams - Achieved two perfect 800s on college entrance math exams and 772 in physics
  • Matriculation -  Entered NYU at age 16
  • Awards - Won $1500 grant from Hartwick College for photographic exhibit  (2001) presented at the Zegg Community conference in Germany


    NON-DEGREE EDUCATION
  • Personal Trainer  SUNY Oneonta Course 2007-2008
  • Oriental Medical Doctor  Pacific Institute of Oriental Medicine, 1994-1995; 2 year Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology program with 6 months clinical training
  • Natropath Certification   Naturopathic Certification Board, 2002
  • Other Health Studies  Ann Wigmore Institute Living Foods Lifestyle Certification Program; Two week studies with Dr. Bernard Jensen (founder of American Iridology) ; courses with Ohasi (Japanese massage), Sakti Gawain (visualizations), Dr. Fehmi (biofeedback and open focus); and Sri Swami Satchidanada (meditation and hatha yoga)
  • Business Studies  For licensing as Insurance, Real Estate, Securities Agent, Registered  Investment Advisor, Real Estate Appraiser. Studied Economics with Ludwig von Mises, Graduate School of Business, NYU. Certified Cash Flow Consultant
  • Chinese Language Studies   Columbia University and University of Hawaii


    LICENSES
  • Naturopathic Doctor (ND) District of Columbia 2004-Present
  • Certified Public Accountant 1977-Present
  • Prior Licenses  Insurance Agent, Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Assistant Appraiser, Stock Broker (Salesperson, General Principal, Financial Operating Principal, Municipal Principal, Options Principal); Registered investment Advisor (RIA)



    WORK EXPERIENCE

      Business-Related

  • Certified Public Accountant in Private Practice since 1977
  • Senior Partner, N. Batalion & Company, CPAs
                                           
  • President, three Wall Street Ventures in Investment Banking, two with over 100 employees.  Arranged first public listing of a socially responsible investment firm, Progressive Asset Management  Had first Wall Street brokerage firm to join the Social Investment Forum
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting, Hartwick College, 2000-2001
  • Various Other Business Ventures: a  business broker (FMA International), precious metals broker (Solid Investments), private mortgage and cash flow broker (Solving Cash Flow, Inc.)  and doing multi-marketing

    Health–Related
  • President On Call Nursing Service, temporary agency
  • Co-founder Gerson Wellness Center in Sedona
  • Practicing Naturopathic Doctor (2004 – Present)

       Construction-Related 

  • Building Trades Apprentice  for Chardavoyne Construction Co, Chardavoyne Electric, and Chardavoyne Plumbing, among other contractors
  • Owner/Manager, Quality Rentals. Purchased, renovated and managed over a dozen properties. (2000-Present)

            Food Industry   

  • Various - Worked as short-order cook (East West Center, University of Hawaii), restaurant captain, and in various family-owned, food related businesses (restaurant, health food store, delicatessen, beach stand)


    VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE


    Volunteer work at Chardavoyne Barn, Omega Institute’s café, Zegg Community in Germany, Durika Community in Costa Rica; for Gary Null’s Natural Living radio show. Also at the National Intentional Communities Conference, Twin Oaks (2003); organized community organic garden (2007-8)


    ACTIVIST/VISIONARY
  • Organized a Gabriel Cousens’ Branch of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center; Started film showings and potlucks on raw food in central NY
  • Original Founder of Food & Water, an organization that worked against food  irradiation, under the leadership of Dr. Wally Burnstein. Still carrying on the name and mission is Food & Water Watch

     
  • Organized Committee for Nutritional Pro-Choice (lobbying against a law in NJ that would have outlawed alternative nutritional advice
  • Founded Americans for Safe Food. This organization sponsored public forums on genetically modified foods and carried out lobbying campaigns (2000-2001)
  • Student activist in late 1960’s at NYU
  • Led Noetic Science study group on consciousness and global mind change in NYC
  • Otego County NY District campaign manager Dennis Kucinich for President (2004)
  • Organized local sustainability group, Oneonta NY (2003)
  • College Advisor: Hartwick Greens, Grassroots Environmental Club, Amnesty International (2000-2001)

        ARTS

  • Assistant Film Editor, Raymond Corwin Productions (1967)
  • Stained Glass Apprentice,  for six months with Irving Farber, master stained glass lamp maker
  • Tibetan Thangka Painting, Studied with monks at Harwick College, 2000
  • Courses, in drawing, film history, creative dance, piano and art history at Washington Square College, NYU 1966-1970


    WRITINGS, EXHIBITS, LECTURES 



    2000

  • 50 Harmful Effects of Genetically Modified Foods (web published, now linked to by approximately a 100 sites
  • Genetic Roulette, Earth Times, April/May Issue Binghamton, NY


    2001

  • Changing Our Vision of Nature on the Threshold of a New Millennium; Proceedings of the Seventh International Communal Studies Conference of ICSA (International Communal Studies Association
  • Photographic Right/Left Brain Ways of Seeing Nature: Presented at the Seventh International  Communal Studies Conference of ICSA, Zegg Community, Belzig, Germany


    2002   

  • Local Holistic Resource List, prepared for Fox-Care Cancer Care Center, Oneonta NY
  • How to Form and Successfully Run a Support Group; Support Group Resources, prepared for Delaware County, NY Career Coalition
  • Gurdjieff’s Enneagramaitc View – A Path to Superseding Modern Physics’ and Chemistry’s Understanding of Nature.  Published in the proceedings of All & Everything Conference – 7th Annual Humanities conference, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, United Kingdom. Abintra Books, 2002
  • Response to Ken Liberman’s Essay – Reprise: The Emerging Discourse, at the Meeting of the International Association of Environmental Philosophy. Published in Call to Earth – The International Journal for Environmental Philosophy

       Activist Presentations

  • Recent Food Related Impacts of Genetic Engineering (Macro-Vegan Club)
  • In Defense of Otsego County Biotech Moratorium Resolution (Otsego County, NY)
  • On the Importance of the Genetic Engineering Issue (Green party Social, Oneonta)
  • Why the Rest of the World is Laughing at US (Hartwick College)
  • You Are What you Eat – A Community Forum on Genetically Engineered Foods (Hartwick College)
  • Genetic Engineering and Our Food (Oneonta Unitarian Universalist Church)
  • Genetically Engineered Foods – Promises vs. Reality (Cooperstown Forum)
  • Third Party Alternatives in the November Election (Hartwick College)


    2003 


    Chilling Trends in Genetic Violence. Sierra Atlantic, Vol 30, Winter Issue

  • Non-sustainability and the Math-Based Vision of Nature presented at the International Association for Environmental Philosophy conference, Boston MA
  • The Phenomenology of Aphasic, Autistic and Pre-Verbal Metaphysics. Pro-seminar, Binghamton University
  • Lecture on Intentional Communities, Sustainability Lecture Series at Hartwick College
  • Visions of Utopia, film presentation and lecture, Hartwick College


    2004-5

  • Secrets of Health and Vitality – 5 month course given in Oneonta, NY


    2006-7

  • Genetically Modified Foods Parts I-IV serially published in Oracle 20/20 Beginning October 2007 2008

      2008

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