Emanuel C. Perlman

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Emanuel C. Perlman

Emanuel “Manny” Perlman is a lyric tenor, composer, lecturer, recording artist, therapist, cleric, and ambassador for world peace. He has showcased his talent with musical concerts throughout the world.

Emanuel earned a bachelor’s degree (concentration in music and voice) from Rhode Island College (1976) and a master’s degree in psychiatric social work (1988) from Yeshiva University. He also attended the Cantors Institute at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He received a doctorate in music honoris causa (2013), from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.

Emanuel has completed advanced studies at Oxford University Said Business School’s Executive Leadership Program, Oxford University Department of Continuing Education course on Effective Leadership through Emotional Intelligence, Harvard University Business School’s Sustainable Business Strategy, Cambridge Institute for Continuing Education in International Studies including Challenges to the Global Order, International Human Rights: War, Conflict and the Responsibility to Protect, The Psychology and Neuroeconomics of Decision Making, and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research Geneva based Human Rights Council Certificate Training Program.

He is the founder and CEO of Destination Peace International Inc. (Destinationpeace.org) The organization’s mission is to create harmony throughout the world using the universal language of music and a peace curriculum to transcend differences in religious affiliation and in culture to resolve conflict and bring people together. In 2020, Emanuel co-hosted an Hour of Peace in collaboration with the Foundation for the Support of the United Nations.

In partnership with John Kiehl (co-founder and co-owner of the award-winning Soundtrack Studios) and Professor William Riley (eminent voice coach to prominent celebrity entertainers), Emanuel created the Construct Institute. The latter is a think tank, composed of an interdisciplinary group of distinguished professionals (including physicians, educators, philosophers, authors, mathematicians, neuroscientists, clergy, and entertainers) whose common focus is to improve the wellbeing of present and future generations.