Based in Amsterdam, David works as an independent researcher and writer. As an associate of the Norwegian think-tank NOREF, he currently focuses on public control over transnational flows affecting societies on the global periphery. Professional activities since 1970 provided a basis for books and articles on the politics of foreign aid, and on Africa, particularly Angola and South Africa. Evaluative research assignments have taken him to Vietnam, Eastern Europe and countries of the former Soviet Union.
Member of the board
Gisela Dütting is an independent researcher and activist, based in the Netherlands. An anthropologist by training, she specializes in social movements, gender equality and economic justice. She is an affiliated researcher at Aletta, the Institute for Women’s History, and is conducting research on independent entrepreneurs in Europe. She is also member of the Board of LOVA, Netherlands Association for Gender Studies and Feminist Anthropology.
Member of the board
Mirjam van Reisen, professor Endowed Chair Marga Klompé, International Social Responsibility, at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. She is the founder and director of Europe External Policy Advisors (EEPA), a group of experts on Europe’s relations with developing countries, based in Brussels, Belgium, and is a member of the coordinating committee of Social Watch.
President of the Board of TNI and honorary president of ATTAC-France [Association for Taxation of Financial Transaction to Aid Citizens]
Susan George is one of TNI's most renowned fellows for her long-term and ground-breaking analysis of global issues. Author of fourteen widely translated books, she describes her work in a cogent way that has come to define TNI: "The job of the responsible social scientist is first to uncover these forces [of wealth, power and control], to write about them clearly, without jargon... and finally..to take an advocacy position in favour of the disadvantaged, the underdogs, the victims of injustice."