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  1. John Weeks is Professor Emeritus at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

  2. Spencer Wells

    Spencer Wells

    1 Commentary

    Spencer Wells is Founder of the National Geographic Genographic Project and author of The Journey of Man and Deep Ancestry.

  3. Edward L. Widmer is a former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton. Currently, he is a distinguished lecturer at the Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York, and a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

  4. Herman Wijffels is Professor of Sustainability and Societal Change at Utrecht University.

  5. Peter Wilson is an adjunct senior staff member at the RAND Corporation.

  6. Marco Witschge is Director of the New Energy for The Netherlands Foundation.

  7. Robin Wright

    Robin Wright

    Writing for PS since 1995
    6 Commentaries

    Diplomatic Correspondent, "Los Angeles Times."

  8. Sir Alan Walters

    Sir Alan Walters

    Writing for PS since 1997
    3 Commentaries

    Former Chief Economist, World Bank; Chief Economic Advisor, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

  9. Walter Wriston

    Walter Wriston

    Writing for PS since 1998
    1 Commentary

    Chairman Emeritus, Citigroup.

  10. Zhang Weiguo

    Writing for PS since 2001
    1 Commentary

    Editor-in-Chief of the monthly magazine "China Spring."

  11. Lawrence Weschler

    Lawrence Weschler

    Writing for PS since 2001
    4 Commentaries

    Lawrence Weschler, director emeritus of the New York Institute of the Humanities at NYU, is the author of over twenty books, including The Passion of PolandA Miracle, A Universe: Settling Accounts with TorturersCalamities of Exile, and a forthcoming biographical memoir of neurologist Oliver Sacks.

  12. David Wall

    David Wall

    Writing for PS since 2001
    1 Commentary

    Senior Research Fellow for Asia, Royal Institute for International Affairs.

  13. Clive D. L. Wynne

    Clive D. L. Wynne

    Writing for PS since 2001
    2 Commentaries

    Clive D. L. Wynne is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Florida.

  14. Walter Willett

    Walter Willett

    Writing for PS since 2001
    1 Commentary

    Professor of Medicine at Harvard University.

  15. Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

    Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

    Writing for PS since 2001
    5 Commentaries

    Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, Professor of History at UC Irvine, is the editor of The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China and the author of Eight Juxtapositions: China Through Imperfect Analogies from Mark Twain to Manchukuo.

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  1. Internet policy Busakorn Pongparnit/Getty Images

    Big Tech’s Big Test

    By forcing much of the world to go online, the COVID-19 crisis has rapidly broadened the global technology debate beyond questions of surveillance and privacy. The digital policies that governments adopt today will increasingly shape how we work, learn, and entertain ourselves – and how we manage future crises.


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