Susan George President

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Susan George is one of TNI's most renowned people for her long-term and ground-breaking analysis of global issues. "Shadow Sovereigns: How Global Corporations are Seizing Power"  is the newest of her seventeen 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."

To contact Susan George : susangeorge(at)    


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. Susan George is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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.

Speaking arrangements​:

Please use only the biographical and practical information as well as photos supplied on 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.

For more information please consult this pdf.  (en français)

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