William Powers

Senior Fellow

World Policy Institute

William Powers is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute.

For over a decade he has led development aid and conservation initiatives in Latin America, Africa, and Washington, D.C. From 2002 to 2004 he managed the socioeconomic components of a project in the Bolivian Amazon that won the Roy Family Award for environmental partnership from Harvard's JFK School of Government.

Powers has worked as a fellow at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.; head of programs for Catholic Relief Services in Liberia; chief of party of a major USAID–Conservation International rainforest conservation program in Bolivia; and facilitator of the DFID–IUCN-World Conservation Union forest law enforcement, governance, and trade dialogues project in Liberia.

His books include Twelve by Twelve; Blue Clay People: Seasons on Africa's Fragile Edge; and Whispering in the Giant's Ear: A Frontline Chronicle from Bolivia's War on Globalization.

Focus: Aid, Conservation, Culture, Development, Environment, Globalization, Governance, Sustainability, Trade, Bolivia, Liberia, United States, Africa, Americas

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Last Updated: May 15, 2012

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