Contributors / September 2012 (Issue 18)

William Whitaker
ImageWilliam Whitaker graduated from Yale University with degrees in Political Science and International Relations. Considering the socio-political and economic dynamics of the North Africa and East Asia, he studied the relationship between diplomacy and conflict, trying to understand why peace sometimes fails. To this end, Whitaker worked as an intern for the United Nations in Washington, D.C., as well as for multiple U.S. Congressmen. These questions also underlay his interest in journalism. While at Yale, he reported for the Yale Daily News before ultimately serving on its editorial board as City Politics & Business Editor. When he was not tutoring new reporters or advising first year students as a Freshman Counselor, he played violin for several college orchestras and an improvisational jazz band. Whitaker recently finished a two-year fellowship teaching analytical critical thinking and essay composition at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He now lives in Hong Kong, working to develop and launch his own startup company. [Read]

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