William Powers is the author of two critically acclaimed books. His Liberia memoir, Blue Clay People: Seasons on Africa’s Fragile Edge received a Publishers Weekly starred review and Whispering in the Giant’s Ear: A Frontline Chronicle from Bolivia’s War on Globalization has been featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and in Newsweek. For over a decade Powers has led development aid and conservation initiatives in Latin America, Africa, and Washington DC. His essays on global issues have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Slate, The Sun, and the International Herald Tribune, and have been syndicated to three hundred newspapers around the world. He has appeared on NPR’s Living on Earth, Fresh Air, The Leonard Lopate Show, West Coast Live, Left Jab, and World Vision Report, as well as on local public television stations and Book TV.