Susan George

Susan George

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. "How to win the Class War - The Lugano Report II" is the newest of her sixteen 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 take an advocacy position in favour of the disadvantaged, the underdogs, the victims of injustice."

Work area:

Areas of expertise:

European Union reform; European trade policy; Debt and International Financial Institutions; Alternatives to Corporate Globalisation; Currency Transaction Tax; Food Security; International Trade


Honorary doctorates from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia of Madrid as well as the first “Outstanding Public Scholar Award" of the International Political Economy section of the International Studies Association. 

Media experience:

Susan George is a frequent interviewee in print, radio and  television and regularly contributes articles to Le Monde diplomatique, Open Democracy, El Pais, New Internationalist and The Nation.


Contact details:

Please DO NOT send any correspondence for me to the Transnational Institute. I prefer to receive all communications via e-mail: susangeorge[at] If you require a postal address, please ask me for it via e-mail. Thank you, SG.

Languages spoken:

English, French

Paris, France

Recent content by Susan George

Getting away with Murder

May 2015
When asked what the banks have learned from the 2008 financial meltdown, Susan Georges instant reaction is: ‘That they can get away with murder.’

Susan George: How to win the Class War

November 2013
The Transnational Institute is proud to present Susan George's compelling satirical 'guide for corporate leaders': How to win the Class War – The Lugano Report II

Democracy in danger: the rise of illegitimate authority

August 2013
Transnational corporations have an unbalanced influence on global and domestic politics, and are dangerous to democracy. Ignore them at your own peril.

Debt, austerity, devastation

July 2013
As the creditors get fatter, the innocent are punished. Susan George laments a leadership subservient to big business.

Corporate power and crisis

January 2013
Susan George provides an introduction to TNI's State of Power 2013 report, exposing how the unprecedented concentration of corporate and elite power is at the root of our economic and ecological crisis.

Economic Crisis and the Christian Conscience

January 2013
To which aspects of this crisis should Germans and especially German Christians be most attentive? What would be the right policies to escape from the debt crisis which has been allowed to fester and is now five years old?

Neoliberal strategies and the European crisis

November 2012
Austerity policies in Europe are telling people two things: that they are guilty for the crisis because they have been living beyond their means and that they need to pay for it.

Rise of Neoliberal and Undemocratic Europe

March 2012
We are punishing the innocent, the people who are supposed to pay through austerity, and we are rewarding the guilty because the banks are continuing to receive huge privileges and subsidies from our governments.

"We are now in the most dangerous period in our history"

February 2012
Susan George argues we need to galvanise all our forces to prevent the deepening of neoliberal globalisation which has made millions of people superfluous.

The Davos Class

January 2012
The Davos class run our major institutions, know exactly what they want, and are well organized, but they have weaknesses too. For they are wedded to an ideology that isn't working and they have virtually no ideas nor imagination to resolve this.