Fellows' Meeting 16-18 May 2003
Director of the Centre for Peace Research (CIP/FUHEM) in Madrid, Mariano is a journalist and analyst working on issues related to conflict viz. humanitarian action; conflict and development; post-conflict rehabilitation. A regular contributor to El Pais, Le Monde diplomatique, Politica Exterior, Noticias Obreras, Radio Nederlands, BBC, and Tres Puntos, he recently received a journalist award in Spain for a piece on conflict prevention as a humanitarian necessity. His most recent book is "La ideologia neoimperial. La crisis de EEUU con Irak" (Icaria/TNI/CIP 2003), co-authored with Phyllis Bennis, and a contribution on "The Media and the Humanitarian Spectacle" in "Los desafios de la accion humanitaria" (Icaria 1999, Pluto/TNI 2001). Aguirre holds a Phd in Peace and Conflict Studies from Trinity College, Dublin.
TNI Fellow and Board member, Bello is Director of Focus on the Global South in Bangkok, a project of Chulalongkorn University's Social Research Institute and Professor of Public Administration and Sociology at the University of the Philippines. He serves on the Programme Board of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva, which provides NGOs information on the WTO. Bello has regular columns in Philippine and Thai newspapers, Focus on Trade, and the Far Eastern Economic Review. His most recent books are "Deglobalisation. Ideas for a New World Economy" (Zed 2002), "Dark Victory. The United States and Global Poverty" (updated 2nd edition; TNI/Food First/Pluto 1999) and "A Siamese Tragedy: Development and Disintegration in Modern Thailand" (Food First/Zed 1998).
Phyllis Bennis is a fellow of both TNI and the Insitute for Policy Studies in Washington DC. Phyllis is a journalist specialising in Middle East and United Nations issues. Formerly based at the United Nations, she has worked on US domination of the UN leading up to the Gulf War, economic sanctions on Iraq, international interventions and US foreign policy in the Middle East. The author and editor of books on Palestine, Iraq, the UN and the New World Order, her most recent publication are "La ideologia neoimperial. La crisis de EEUU con Irak" (Icaria/TNI/CIP 2003), co-authored with Mariano Aguirre, and "Before ∧ After. US Foreign Policy and the September 11 Crisis" (Interlink 2002). She is currently working on a new bookBefore ∧ After. US Foreign Policy and the September 11 Crisis (Interlink 2002) on Palestine.
Former senior editor of The Times of India, Praful is a freelance journalist and regular columnist for several leading newspapers in India. He is an associate editor of Security Dialogue, published by PRIO, Oslo; a member of the International Network of Engineers and Scientists against Proliferation (INESAP) and co-founder of the Movement in India for Nuclear Disarmament (MIND). His latest book, co-authored with Achin Vanaik, is "New Nukes. India, Pakistan and Global Nuclear Disarmament" (Interlink 1999).
TNI Fellow and independent researcher, Kees has co-ordinated TNI projects on and with the Central American peasant movement, and the politics of European NGO aid to civil society organisations in the South. His latest works include "The Politics of Civil Society Building: European Private Aid Agencies and Democratic Transitions in Central America" (TNI/International Books 1999) and "Compassion and Calculation. The Business of Private Foreign Aid", co-edited with David Sogge and John Saxby (TNI/Pluto 1996) and He is currently working as a consultant on aid impact evaluation for a range of Dutch NGOs. He holds a Phd in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam.
A TNI fellow, originally from Ireland, lived in the Philippines for many years, and has been based in The Netherlands for more than a decade now. She is co-founder of the European Solidarity Centre for the Philippines and most recently, RESPECT, a Europe-wide anti-racist network for migrant domestic workers. Brid co-ordinates the Alternative Regionalisms programmes at TNI. She has edited a number of books including most recently "Melting the Iceberg. Ending the Cold War in the Korean Peninsula & the Search for Global Peace" (TNI/Focus, 2001).
Musa is a philosophy professor at Birzeit University in the West and serves on the Advisory Board of Jerusalem Quarterly File. He was threatened with deportation from Jerusalem in August 1999 when the Israeli Ministry of Interior refused to renew his permanent residency status. He won a partial victory when he was granted a renewal until 2003 when the matter will be examined again.
For 37 years, Leslie has worked in peace and social justice movements locally and on a national scale. Her coalition-building and organising skills have mobilised hundreds of thousands of people in many of the nation's largest demonstrations and countless varied other public events and activities: the million person June 12, 1982 Nuclear Disarmament demonstration in NYC; the historic lesbian/gay rights march on Washington on October, 1987; the march on Washington against the Gulf War in January, 1991; and most recently the Feb. 15th and March 22nd anti-war demonstrations here in New York City. In the past decade Leslie's major organizing projects included: Coordinator of the National Campaign for Peace in the Middle East (1990-91), Director of the Cuba Information Project (1991-1997), Co-Chair of the National Network on Cuba (1993-1997), Coordinator of the CUNY Is Our Future Coalition (NYC 1998-2000), Steering Committee member of the Same Boat Coalition (NYC 1995-2002). Leslie played a major role in winning back the nation's first listener-sponsored media network and presently serves as the chair of the Interim Pacifica National Board. Her writing appears in 7 anthologies, and in scores of journals, newspapers and on-line outlets. Leslie is presently a national co-chair of United for Peace and Justice.
Jim is author of numerous books on Latin America, Hispanics in the USA, Migration from Latin America to the USA, and is currently associated with the Institute for International Research and Education in Amsterdam.
TNI Director, Fiona was born in Zambia and raised in South Africa. She was active in the anti-apartheid struggle from the time she was a young student in Durban, KwaZulu, Natal, and worked for the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) as an organiser and editor before coming to TNI. She has degrees in industrial sociology and development studies.
Free-lance since 1992, Robert is an investigative journalist best-known for his National Rifle Association series (four articles in Mother Jones, American Prospect, The Nation, and Rolling Stone) that contributed to the downfall of NRA director Neal Knox, 1995-'96. His favourite investigation was "Left Out in the Cold" (Mother Jones magazine, January/February 1998) which probed the mysterious death of ex-CIA agent Monte Overacre. Currently covering the War in Iraq. He previously worked with Public Citizen in the USA.
TNI Advisor on culture and democracy matters, James is the Director of Cultural Heritage Policy at the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Heritage at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. He is also Chairperson of the Board of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington DC and a member of the Johns Hopkins University's Cuba Exchange Advisory Board. James is a long-time activist on cultural diversity and equity issues in African-American, Native American, Latino, and Asian-Pacific American communities, and has a long history of support for liberation movements in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
TNI Associate Director and long-time fellow, Susan is the author of ten books, the latest of which is "The Lugano Report" (Pluto 1999). She was born in the United States, lives in/near Paris and acquired French citizenship in 1994. Susan is also Vice-President of ATTAC France (Association for Taxation of Financial Transaction to Aid Citizens).
Born in India, currently based in Rotterdam, Dinyar is a former editor of New Internationalist, and currently a freelance journalist. Editor of "The No Nonsense Guide to Climate Change" (Verso 2001).
Gonzales Carrasco, Carlos
Chilean economist, based in Londen.
Peter is an editor of the New Left Review, and professor of international relations at Metropolitan University in London. He has written on developments in Eastern Europe and on questions of international economic and political relations, notably "The Global Gamble. Washington's Faustian Bid for World Dominance" (Verso Books 1999), which received the Deutscher Award.
TNI fellow and former TNI director (1993-95), Jochen served briefly as chief of staff to the Greens' Parliamentary Chairperson in the German Bundestag. He is currently a research fellow Institute for Development and Peace of the University of Duisberg working on issues related to cultural dimensions of globalisation, and is a specialist on Middle Eastern and Central Asian politics and religious movements. He is a contributing editor to Middle East Report, and writes regularly for German newspapers and specialist magazines. His most recent edited volumes are "Feinbild Islam" (Konkret 2002), co-edited with Andrea Lueg, the updated version of "The Next Threat. Western Perceptions of Islam" (Konkret 1993; TNI/Pluto 1994); "The Democratisation of Disempowerment. The Problem of Democracy in the Third World" (Konkret 1994; TNI/Pluto 1995) and The Next Threat: Western Perceptions of Islam, co-edited with Andrea Lueg (Konkret 1993, TNI/Pluto 1994, updated second edition in German by Konkret, 2002).
Olivier works with Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), a research and campaign group targeting the economic and political power of corporations and their lobby groups. He also works with the Coalition for a Different Europe in The Netherlands. He is the co-author of "Europe Inc. Regional and Global Restructuring and the Rise of Corporate Power" (Pluto 2000).
TNI fellow and co-orindator of the TNI Drugs & Democracy Programme, Martin is a political scientist with roots in the Latin American solidarity movement. Joining TNI in 1990, Martin worked initially on a Central American peasant movements project. He serves as President of European NGO Council on Drugs and Development (ENCOD) and advises various NGOs, government officials and other relevant organisations on international drugs policy issues. Besides producing numerous booklets and briefing papers, he is editor of "Drogas, Poder y Derechos Humanos en America Latina" (Abya-Yala 1998), and co-editor of "Democracias bajo Fuego. Drogas y Poder en America Latina" (TNI/Brecha/Accion Andina 1998).
TNI fellow, co-ordinator of the TNI Global Crisis project and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Comparative Political Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, Boris' latest books "Russia Under Yeltsin And Putin. Neo-Liberal Autocracy" (Pluto 2002) and "New Realism, New Barbarism. The Crisis of Capitalism" (Pluto 1999). He won the Deutscher Memorial Prize for his book, "The Thinking Reed. Intellectuals and the Soviet State" (Verso 1988). He writes regularly for the Moscow Times. Previously, he was a student of art criticism and was imprisoned for two years for 'anti-Soviet' activities related to his editorship of a samizdat journal, Leviy Povorot. Boris was co-ordinator of the Moscow People's Front between '88 and '90, and also advised the Workers' Committee of Prokpievsk and Karaganda during this period. He was a deputy to the Moscow City Soviet between 1990-93, during which time he was a member of the executive of the Socialist Party of Russia, co-founder of the Party of Labour, and advisor to the Chairperson of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia.
Saskia is the acting director of XminY Solidarity Fund in Amsterdam and has been a leading figure in the Platform against the War in the Netherlands.
Lee, Francis Daehoon
Former Deputy Director of the People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD), Korea, Francis is currently completing a PhD at Bradford University's Centre for Peace Studies, where he is focusing particularly on US-Asia security relations, democratisation in Korea and strategies to peacefully end the Cold War in the Korean Peninsula.
Emeritus Professor of Political Studies at Queen's University, Colin is a scholar of African development and British politics, and co-editor of Socialist Register. A prolific author, his latest books include "Market-Driven Politics. Neoliberal Democracy and the Public Interest" (Verso 2002), which focuses on the impact of the privatisation in Britain of public service broadcasting and healthcare; "The End of Parliamentary Socialism. From New Left to New Labour", co-authored with Leo Panitch and David Coates (Verso 2001); and "The Rise and Fall of Development Theory" (James Currey 1996).
Kami is an Iraqi exile and lecturer in Gulf and Arabian Peninsula economics at the University of Exeter. He is active with Iraqi Democrats against War and Sanctions, part of the Stop the War Coalition in the UK.
Marthoz, Jean Paul
Former Director of the Media for Democracy Programme in Africa of the International Federation of Journalists, former European Press Director of Human Rights Watch, Jean-Paul has just joined a new Brussels-based quarterly on global issues, Enjeux Internationaux, where he serves as director of the editorial board and contributor. He is the author and co-author of a dozen books on global journalism and international affairs. His most recent is "Et Maintenant le monde en bref" (And now the world in brief), a 300-page essay on global journalism, foreign policy and freedom.
Arthur Mitzman was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1931, trained as an historian at Columbia and Brandeis Universities and taught in the 1960's at various American universities. From 1971 to 1996, he taught European cultural history and psychohistory at the University of Amsterdam. Concerned with the adverse social and ecological consequences of corporate globalisation, he was one of the organisers of European Left Alternatives to Neoliberalism (ELAN), which sponsored an international conference in 1997 in Amsterdam. His latest book, "Prometheus Revisited. The Quest for Global Justice", is to be published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 2003.
A former TNI Fellow, Tom currently serves as Professor of Nationalism and Cultural Diversity at RMIT University's Faculty of Education, Languages and Community Services, where he is also Associate Director (International) of the Globalism Institute. Prior to this he had been teaching sociology and politics of nationalism in the Graduate School of Social Sciences at Edinburgh University, Scotland. Most famous for his work on the "Break-up of Britain. Crisis and Neo-Nationalism" (Verso 1977), Tom has continued to work on this theme. His latest books are "After Britain. New Labour and the Return of Scotland" (Granta 2000); "Faces of Nationalism. Janus Revisited" (Verso 1998); "Beginning of the End. France, May 1968" (Verso 1998), co-authored with Angelo Quattrocchi and Tariq Ali.
Asad is active in the Stop the War Coalition in the UK, and hails from Burnley, Manchester where he is part of the Newham Monitoring Group on racism and police harassment. He is also a founding member of A-dl (Justice in Arabic) which aims to establish a Muslim presence in the anti-globalisation movement, including in the European and World Social Forum processes. Asad works for Amnesty International in England.
Tom is a Senior Research Associate at Focus on the Global South and Associate Director of the Institute for Research on World-Systems, University of California, Riverside, where he is also a member of the Sociology Department.
TNI Young Scholar, Carolina is a Colombian based at the Centre for Peace Studies in Madrid, attached to the TNI project on Globalisation and Militarisation, mapping the convergences of the global movements in these arenas.
Santos, Boaventura de Sousa
Boaventura is Professor of Social Science at the University of Coimbra, and of Law at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is director of the bilingual (Portuguese) online project Reinventing Social Emancipation. Boaventura's research and political interest are focused on globalisation and the global justice movement. Actively engaged in the World Social Forum process.
Member of the TNI Global Crisis Working group, Sungur is an economist working in Istanbul, He received his BA in politics from Brandeis University, Massachusetts, and his PhD in Economics at the University of Istanbul, where he also taught for ten years until resigning in 1983 in protest against military repression of Turkish universities. He has been a visiting professor at various universities in the United States, including the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York City. He has done research at Sussex University, England and Nanterre University, Paris. He has articles published in Turkish, English (Capital and Class, Monthly Review, Socialism and Democracy, Khamsin), French and German. His latest book is titled "Eurasia Wars. The Establishment of the New World Order from the Gulf to Afghanistan" (2001) in Turkish. He has two forthcoming volumes edited in collaboration with Nesecan Balkan in English: "The Politics of Permanent Crisis. Class, Ideology and State in Turkey" (Nova Publishers, forthcoming February) and "The Ravages of Neo-Liberalism. Economy, Society and Gender in Turkey" (Nova Publishers, forthcoming).
Jeannette is a research fellow at the Institute for Development and Peace at Duisburg University, focused on civil society and global policy networks. She has a special interest in relations between Northern and Southern NGOs, and in NGO work on trade and international finance.
Jane is the Treasurer of the Stop the War Coalition in the UK, chair of the advisory board of Red Pepper magazine, and has a background in the British teachers' union
A former TNI fellow, Teodor is a founder and the first rector of the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, conceived to train Russian professionals and academics. He embarked on the project after the collapse of Soviet Union, and now spends his time between Moscow and Manchester, where he retired from the post of chair in Sociology. Teodor was born in Vilinus, then Stalin-ruled USSR. After surviving Siberian exile he moved to Western Europe and did his PhD on the peasants' role in the Russian Revolution, at Birmingham University, starting an entirely new research field known as peasantology. After a brief stay at Haifa University as a professor of sociology he moved to Manchester University and worked there for 25 years. His books include "Peasants and Peasant Societies" and "The Awkward Class".
Silva, Ginger da
Journalist with the Dutch World Service radio.
Working on a video for the TNI Energy Project on electricity privatisation struggles, Satya is an Indian television journalist and writer based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He works on social and political themes relevant to the movement for global justice. He is currently producing a series of television programmes about young social activists and their work in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Prior to this, he completed a series of fifty-two promotional television features on the Right to development. He is also a regular contributor to the Inter Press Service, a news feature service highlighting issues of the South.
TNI fellow, David is an independent consultant to NGOs on development aid and aid policy and a specialist on Southern Africa. He lived in Mocambique for many years, where he worked for Novib. David's latest book is "Give & Take. What is the Matter with Foreign Aid" (Zed 2002). He also edited "Compassion and Calculation. The Business of Private Foreign Aid" (TNI/Pluto 1996; Icaria 1998). Trained at Harvard, David earned his graduate degrees from Princeton and the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague.
Stichele, Myriam Vander
TNI fellow, Myriam is Senior Researcher at the Amsterdam-based SOMO (Centre for Research on Multilateral Corporations). An historian by training, with an M.Phil in International Relations from Cambridge, Myriam has been monitoring international trade for more than a decade - under the Lome Convention, during the Uruguay GATT round and at the WTO. Her current area of research is liberalisation of the financial services industry and the General Agreement on Trade Services of the WTO. She has worked as a trade advisor for many NGOs, including the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD) and Women in Development Europe (WIDE).
TNI associate fellow and Director of Accion Andina in Bogota, Ricardo is a Colombian sociologist working with the TNI Drugs and Democracy Programme. Previously, he was a researcher at the Centro de Investigacion y Educacion Popular (CINEP) in Bogota, where he coordinated a Drugs and Violence project. He is a specialist in illicit cultivation in Colombia, currently studying the eradication pacts with coca farmers. He frequently writes for publications in Brazil, Venezuela, Chile, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and is the editor and co-author of "Drogas, poder y region en Colombia", "Extradiccion: ¿nudo gordiano o corredizo", respectively (both published by Tercer Mundo Editores, with TNI and Accion Andina, 1999) and editor of "Drogas, mascaras y juegos. Narcotrafico y conflicto armado en Colombia" (Tercer Mundo Editores/TNI/Accion Andina 1999). He is the editor of the Revista Accion Andina magazine. Vargas earned his Ph.D. in Social Philosophy from the Universidad Nacional in Colombia.
TNI fellow, member of the TNI Board of Directors and a former director of TNI (1977-87), Basker is a Zimbabwean, currently working on a book about Zimbabwe under Mugabe and the development of a project on African informal economies. He was exiled in London in the early '70s, where he served as a representative of the Zimbabwean liberation movements and worked for a centre monitoring multinational corporations. Basker helped co-found and still serves on the board of the Transnational Information Exchange (TIE). He also works with the Dutch Institute for Southern Africa (NIZA) and serves as an advisor to the Dutch Development Co-operation Ministry. Basker holds a doctorate in economics from the London School of Economics. His most recent publication is New Wars, co-edited with Mary Kaldor (Pinter/UN University 1997).
TNI fellow, Howard's latest book is "Street of Dreams. Boulevard of Broken Hearts. Wall Street's First Century" (London: Pluto Press, forthcoming 2003). He was the first co-ordinator of TNI's Global Economy Programme, during which time his publications included the famous "The Money Mandarins. The Making of a New Supranational Economc Order" (Pantheon 1986). A Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Israeli Studies at the American University in Washington DC, Howard works on world economy and international money, labour and the American economy, and economic transformation in the planned economies of East-Central Europe, the former Soviet Union and the Third World. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Economic Integration.
TNI fellow working for the New Politics Project, Hilary is editor of Red Pepper, a popular British new left magazine, and Senior Research Associate at the International Centre for Labour Studies of the University of Manchester. Her current work is focused on what happens to "People Power' or popular resistance in the face of corporate-driven globalisation.Her most recent books include "Reclaim the State. Adventures in Popular Democracy" (Verso/TNI 2003); and "Arguments for a New Left. Answering the Free Market Right" (Blackwell 1993). A founding member of Charter 88, the movement to democratise Britain's feudal state, and convenor of the economic democracy workshop of the Helsinki Citizens Assembly, Hilary is also on the editorial board of the UK political think tank, The Catalyst Trust. She also founded the Popular Planning Unit of the Greater London Council during the Thatcher years.
Recently retired after 25 years of teaching at the Institute for Social Studies in The Hague, Waterman is an avid follower of transnational social movements and proponent of 'a new internationalism'. He takes a special interest in the new information technology as an instrument of internationalism. He has his own Global Solidarity Site on the Internet http://www.antenna.nl/~waterman. The author of many publications on labour and other social movements, his latest edited volume, co-edited with Ronaldo Munck, is "Labour Worldwide in the Era of Globalisation. Alternative Union Models in the New World Order" (Macmillan 1999) and his latest book is "Globalisation, Social Movements and the New Internationalisms" (Mansell/Cassell 1998). Waterman is a specialist on Latin America and South Africa.
Zwanenburg, Roger van
TNI advisor, Roger is the Managing Director of Pluto Books, which has published most of TNI's books over the past few decades.