Will Potter is an award-winning journalist, author, and public speaker based in Washington, D.C. who has become a leading authority on the animal rights and environmental movements, and civil liberties post-9/11.
His reporting and commentary have appeared in media outlets including Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, The Los Angeles Times, The Vermont Law Review, and The Washington Post. He testified before the U.S. Congress about his reporting, as the only witness opposing the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.
Will frequently is a guest on television and radio programs, including NPR, Pacifica Radio, RT, ArteTV, and Democracy Now.
He has lectured at more than 100 universities and public forums internationally about his work, including Georgetown University, the New York City Bar Association, and the House of Democracy and Human Rights in Berlin. Will is also an advisory board member of the Rosenberg Fund for Children, and he teaches investigative journalism at the University of Southern Maine.
His book, Green Is The New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege was recently published by City Lights Books. It has been featured by Utne Reader, The Rumpus, and Publisher’s Weekly. Kirkus Book Reviews awarded it a Kirkus Star for “remarkable merit” and named it one of the best books of 2011.