Professor Nicholas Dima’s new book entitled “The Purpose of Life: An Essay” (Viga, 2016) is emphasizing spiritual enlightenment as the ultimate purpose of our existence. Well-known advocate of freedom of learning, of education, of seeking knowledge, Nicholas Dima showed from the very beginning how he became hungry for knowledge… that never ended.
Nicholas Dima’s American professional career (he received a doctoral degree from Columbia University in New York) includes working 20 years for Voice of America (VOA) in Washington, and teaching college, university and US Military schools for another ten years. Among his most rewarding achievements were meeting Kings, Presidents, and Prime ministers as a VOA reporter and editor, teaching American officers up to the rank of full colonel (for example, Professor and Director for European Studies at the US Army, J.F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, NC., 1985-1988), teaching in the US and Africa, and promoting democracy, education, and human values world-wide.