William Kern, Founder, Executive Director and Managing Editor
Will brings to the project a decade of experience as a journalist and editor at some of the world’s top news organizations. Before launching this project, he worked for the International Herald Tribune in Paris and, prior to that, worked as the foreign desk editor at the Taipei Times in Taiwan. Will also taught ESL for n years in Taiwan. An award-winning newspaper designer and world traveler, Will has focused his talents on this project for the past nine years. He and his team of about 50 translators, editors and other volunteers worldwide launched this site with the goal of building a nonprofit organization that would not just inform Americans of global perceptions of their nation, but build a community that would foster a movement of citizen diplomacy across the globe. Will’s interest in global affairs was first sparked by an internship with the United Nations, where he worked on global environmental challenges.