Joshua Sheridan Fouts
Joshua Sheridan Fouts (U.S.A.) is a globally recognized media innovator and social entrepreneur known for his visionary work paving new inroads for meaningful understanding between cultures. He is currently Executive Director of Bioneers, a 26-year-old NGO focused on movement building and vanguard social justice and science solutions for people and planet. A cultural anthropologist by training, Joshua has worked in both film and the arts. He began his career in Washington, DC in the 1990s where he worked at the US State Department and began to experiment with new ways to use radio, television and Internet technology for cultural collaboration. He went on to launch two first-of-their-kind think tanks focused on digital media innovation and cultural relations at the USC Annenberg School in Los Angeles where he founded the first-ever blog about digital journalism and later created a new master’s degree in public diplomacy. Joshua spent his formative years doing chimpanzee sign language research in his parents’ primatology studies. During his 20-plus years career in education, international and cultural relations, Joshua has personally worked with the peoples of Malaysia, Africa, and indigenous tribes of the Amazon and Canada. He is fluent in Portuguese (Brazilian) and English.