Ivan Sigal

Executive Director, Global Voices

Ivan is the executive director of Global Voices and a leader in the development of alternative media organizations. He is also a photographer, artist and writer, with work in major museum collections, and the author of White Road, a two-volume monograph about Siberia and Central Asia. He is an affiliate of Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, the board chair for the Open Society Foundation’s Documentary Photography Project, a co-founder of Screen Projects, and a 2016 Nonfiction Fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good. He is an advisory board member for the Benetech Human Rights Program. He was an adjunct professor at the Corcoran College of Art & Design, teaching visual storytelling, and a Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, where he wrote about shifts in media technologies, and their effects on violent conflict. He was a regional director and vice president for Internews Network, based in the former Soviet Union and Asia for over a decade, where he developed and led dozens of media initiatives focused on conflict, humanitarian disaster and transitional societies.