Bill Sonnenschein – in memoriam

Bill Sonnenschein, educator, civil rights activist, roadie, and friend, died on 29 December 2008.

Bill had been  a special advisor to President Marc Ravalomananat of Madagascar for the last few months.  He taught leadership at Berkeley, which is where I first met him, and helped to run the Environmental Leadership Program there.

Grethe, who was one of Bill’s graduate student instructors, writes here about the impact that Bill had on her life.

Cal obituary here.

He was an inspiration to many to make the world a better place.

Published by Owen Barder

Owen is Senior Fellow and Director for Europe at the Center for Global Development and a Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics. Owen was a civil servant for a quarter of a century, working in Number 10, the Treasury and the Department for International Development. Owen hosts the Development Drums podcast, and is the author Running for Fitness, the book and website. Owen is on Twitter and

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