The Public Alternatives project works to build a strong countervailing force that reverses privatisation and helps construct democratic, accountable and effective public services. The project is also exploring the potential of other state-owned enterprises to lead an alternative, more human-centred and environmentally-sensitive development approach.
Frank Slijper is a policy adviser with Dutch peace organisation PAX and an associate of the Transnational Institute (TNI).
Previously he worked as a senior researcher at the Dutch campaign against the arms trade (Campagne tegen Wapenhandel)
TNI's Water Justice project supports public, effective, participatory public water services that are socially just and ecologically sustainable. TNI’s water work forms part of its work on Public Sector Solutions and is embedded in the Reclaiming Public Water (RPW) network made up of public water utilities, trade unions, academics and citizens from 58 countries.
Dr V. Suresh is an India-based human right lawyer and collaborates with the TNI Water Justice Project. (the National Secretaries of People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), the Supreme Court of India as the Adviser for Tamil Nadu state on food security, the Director of the Centre for Law, Policy and Human Rights Studies)
Brian Ashley has been an activist for many years in South Africa and is editor of Amandla magazine. He was former director of the Alternative
Information and Development Centre, a partner organisation of TNI.
William Gumede is Associate Professor & Convener, Political Economy, Graduate School of Public and Development Management (P&DM), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Senior Associate & Program Director, Africa Asia Centre, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London....
Michael Klare is a professor of Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire University, a renowned analyst on oil politics and US defence policy and was TNI's first Phd graduate when TNI used to run an academic programme through a virtual US university.
David Fig is a South African environmental sociologist, political economist, and activist. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics, and specializes in questions of energy, the extractive industries, and corporate accountability. He chairs the board of Biowatch South Africa, which is concerned with food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture, and works closely with various...
Denis Halliday is part of TNI/Dag Hammarskjold's UN reform project, and a former UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq who resigned in protest at sanctions which he condemned as "genocide." He continues to be active on Middle Eastern affairs promoting peace and justice in the region.
TNI’s Drugs & Democracy programme analyses drug policies and trends in the illicit drugs market. TNI examines the underlying causes of drug production and consumption and the impacts of current drug policies on conflict, development,and democracy. The programme facilitates dialogue and advocates evidence-based policies, guided by principles of harm reduction and human rights for users and producers.
Nick Buxton is a communications consultant, working as a publications editor and supporting online learning and support of activist scholar communities for TNI. He works actively on issues of climate change, militarism and economic justice and is co-editor of The Secure and the Dispossessed - How the military and corporations are seeking to shape a climate-changed world (Pluto Press,...
Janet is co-director of the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network at the Institute for Policy Studies, where she provides analysis of the international financial institutions’ energy investment and carbon finance activities.
Chaohua Wang was a member of the standing committee of the Beijing Autonomous Association of College Students in the spring of 1989, and after 4 June was on the Chinese government’s most-wanted list. She has frequently participated in TNI events on the emergence of China onto the global stage.
Richard Falk is a former IPS/TNI fellow, an American professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University, writer, and appointee to two United Nations positions on the occupied Palestinian territories. UN Special Rapporteur for the occupied Palestinian territories.
Roberto Elissalde is a Uruguayan journalist who served as editor of the Public Services Year book, assisted with the a TNI fellows’ seminar ("Selling US Wars") in Montevideo, a seminar on the Latin American left, and facilitated work for the drugs programme in the country.