World Policy Institute
William Powers is an expert in sustainable development who has worked in development aid and conservation in Latin America, Africa, and North America for over a decade; his work in the Bolivian Amazon won a 2003 prize for environmental innovation from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. A third-generation New Yorker, Powers has spent two decades exploring the American culture of speed and its alternatives in some fifty countries around the world. His essays and commentaries on global issues have appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post and NPR. Powers has worked at the World Bank and holds international relations degrees from Brown and Georgetown. Powers, who has authored four books, is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute and an adjunct faculty member at New York University.