John Cavanagh Associate

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John Cavanagh was a TNI Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies from 1983-1999, then IPS Director from 1999-2021, and is now a Senior Adviser at IPS.  He worked as an international economist for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (1978-1981) and the World Health Organization (1981-1982). 

John is also the co-author of 12 books and numerous articles on the global economy, including The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed (2022, Beacon Press), written with Robin Broad. John has a BA from Dartmouth College and a MA from Princeton University.