Hate2Debate was founded by George Kent.
George received his Ph. D. in political science from the University of Colorado but also studied at the University of Athens, Greece and the University of Lavel, Quebec, Canada. He was professor and Dean of the School of Health and Human Services at California State University, Chico, and also taught at five other universities including the University of Louisville and Northern Kentucky University.
George has also served in several government posts including Deputy Director of Health for the State of Arkansas and the Director of State Planning for the State of Kentucky. From 1988 to 2000 he was the Executive Director of Northern Kentucky Family Health Centers now called Health Point. Subsequently, he was the founding Executive Director of the Life Learning Center.
He has been a consultant for the Federal Government since 1972 specializing on the delivery of ambulatory care services to low income populations. He is currently a volunteer instructor at the Kenton County Detention Center where he teaches employment after incarceration.
Recently, as George watched our country and communities fall into a deep divide, he decided to do something about it. He became a nationally certified professional mediator in 2019 and began moderating group discussions for a nonprofit called Braver Angels.
As he saw the positive and life-changing impact of his moderating to help people begin to talk and have compassion for each other again, he made his own life-changing decision. He started Hate2Debate--A depolarizing way to focus on his passion of helping people have political discourse in these most challenging times.
George derives great fulfillment from guiding people into releasing their fear of uncomfortable but needed discussions. His hope is they will take the skills learned back to their communities, churches, workplaces and family gatherings to help continue to heal and talk for the good of all.
George and his wife Louise live in Ft. Wright, Kentucky.