Asia Society will provide THEWORLDPOST with world-class, distinctive content about Asia - on current events, policy, business, and the arts and culture.
"THEWORLDPOST can help build critical bridges of understanding, and we are proud to be a premier partner for its Asia content," said Asia Society President & CEO Josette Sheeran. "From 'ChinaFile' to Asia Society blogs to videos of our top-flight events, our content will help THEWORLDPOST reach leaders throughout Asia."
THEWORLDPOST will launch in January 2014 at the World Economic Forum in Davos. THEWORLDPOST will also host an inaugural conference, expected to coincide with the 21st Century Council meeting of the Berggruen Institute in October 2014.
Nathan Gardels, Senior Advisor to the Berggruen Institute, will serve as the founding Editor-in-Chief. He remains Editor-in-Chief of New Perspectives Quarterly (NPQ) and of the Global Viewpoint Network and Nobel Laureates Plus (services of the Los Angeles Times Syndicate/Tribune Media).
Peter Goodman, Executive Business Editor of the Huffington Post, will serve as the Executive Editor of THEWORLDPOST. Previously, Peter was the National Economics Correspondent of The New York Times and Foreign Correspondent for The Washington Post.
The Editorial Board consists of:
Nicolas Berggruen, Chairman, Berggruen Institute on Governance
Juan Luis Cebrian, CEO, PRISA
John Elkann, Chairman and CEO, EXOR
Yoichi Funabashi, President, Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation/ Former Editor-in-Chief, Asahi Shimbun
Nathan Gardels, Editor, New Perspectives Quarterly
Arianna Huffington, Chair, President and Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post Media Group
Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, Aspen Institute
Wadah Khanfar, President, Al Sharq Forum
Pierre Omidyar, Founder and Chairman, eBay
Dileep Padgaonkar, Consulting Editor, The Times of India
Eric E. Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google
Eric Schmidt commented:
"A lot of information is floating around the world, but there is precious little communication across cultural and political boundaries. THEWORLDPOST partnership between Huffington Post and the Berggruen Institute on Governance will go a long way toward helping to close this deficit by connecting the dots with a global perspective. I can think