Eric Utne is an entrepreneur, publisher, and educator. In 1984, he founded Utne Reader, of which he was chair for many years. He currently writes a column for the magazine.
In November 2006 he was elected to the Executive Committee of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. He is a Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality & Healing, where he is co-authoring a series of courses called Whole Systems Healing that explore the social and environmental dimensions of health and well-being.