Senior analyst at Philippine think-tank Focus on the Global South, TNI fellow and Akbayan representative in the Filipino Congress.
Author of more than 14 books, Bello was awarded the Right Livelihood Award (also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize) in 2003 for "... outstanding efforts in educating civil society about the effects of corporate globalisation, and how alternatives to it can be implemented." Bello has been described by the Economist as the man “who popularised a new term: deglobalisation.”
Bello predicted the financial crisis several years prior to the current meltdown and is a globally respected figure within the alternative globalisation movement. Canadian author Naomi Klein called him the "world's leading no-nonsense revolutionary."
Areas of expertise:Economic and Financial Crisis; Regionalisms & Globalisation; Alternatives to Corporate Globalisation; International Financial Institutions; World Trade Organisation; Alternative Security in the Asia-Pacific; Food and Agriculture;
South Korea's Suh Sang Don Prize in 2001; Right Livelihood Award, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize, in 2003
Bello is a regular contributor to numerous periodicals including Review of international Political Economy, Third World Quarterly, Foreign Policy, Race and Class, Le Monde Diplomatique, Le Monde, Guardian, Boston Globe, Far Eastern Economic Review, and La Jornada and has been interviewed by a wide range of international television and radio programmes.