Life at Fraternal Centers
Anatole, originally from Switzerland, first became a farmer. For several summers in his early youth, he milked cows in the Alps, living without electricity nor telephones, and made cheese. He later studied molecular genetics and obtained a PhD at the University of Cambridge in England, worked in international agriculture around the world while living in Mexico. After nearly two decades in the US, he naturalized as a US citizen and, as Adjunct Professor, is still teaching intellectual property management at Cornell University. He also worked at a United Nations agency in Geneva, Switzerland, on global health, climate change and food security at the crossroads of Government, non-profit organizations, corporations and philanthropy.
Anatole is currently a Board member of Prosveta in France. He had the opportunity to go to a Waldorf school as a child and teenager in both Switzerland and France, and to meet the Master Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov when he was 11 years old. Anatole spent 18 months at the Bonfin in his teens and had many chances of meeting the Master in the agricultural fields of the Bonfin, on construction sites in Castorama, and elsewhere.