Walter Turner serves as the President of the Global Exchange Board of Directors. He has coordinated numerous delegations with Global Exchange, including a 1999 delegation to Nigeria focused on oil and human rights. Walter is a Professor Social Sciences and Contemporary African Affairs at the College of Marin in Kentfield, California, and chair of its Social Sciences Department; an author with an essay in the book No Easy Victories: African Liberation and American Activists over a Half Century, 1950-2000; and the host of “Africa Today” a weekly Pacifica radio program aired on KPFA in Berkeley and widely listened to around the world via the internet. Walter is a specialist in Human Rights in Africa and the Caribbean. Walter is a board member of the Freedom Archives and Priority Africa Network. Turner has traveled extensively in southern and western Africa and worked as a journalist in South Africa, Kenya, Cuba, Nigeria, and Venezuela. He was the media director for President Nelson Mandela’s visit to California in 1990 and covered the historic elections in South Africa in 1994. He has led more than 50 research/study delegations to Cuba, Jordan, Syria, Mali, Senegal, Ghana, Vietnam, Kenya, Mexico, Venezuela, South Africa, and other countries. He was a delegation leader to the World Social Forums in Nairobi, Kenya (2007) and Dakar, Senegal (2011) and the oil producing regions of Nigeria (1999). His commentaries have appeared in the Black Scholar, and on Pacifica National News, National Public Radio, and PBS.