Ivan Sigal is the executive director of Global Voices, a non-profit online global citizen media initiative, and supports similar projects around the world. He is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he studies digital storytelling and online communities. He is a media producer who works on long-term photography, multimedia and writing projects. He is the author of White Road (Steidl, 2012), based on eight years of photography and writing about Central Asia and Russia. He spent over ten years in the former Soviet Union and Asia, where he designed and implemented dozens of media assistance projects focusing on conflict, humanitarian disaster, and transitional societies. He has lived, worked and traveled in over 80 countries. He is a graduate of Williams College and the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.