TNI Fellows are internationalist intellectuals with a track record of progressive activist-scholarship and a passionate commitment to social change. They bring TNI vision and new ideas, expertise relevant to current programme, connect TNI to relevant networks and commit themselves to an active role in TNI. TNI Fellowships do not involve any financial remuneration.
Anthony Barnett was one of the early Fellows of TNI, from 1978 to 1983, working on Vietnam and Cambodia. He left TNI after he wrote Iron Britannia about the Malvinas/Falklands conflict and focussed on UK politics and journalism, writing for the New Statesman and the Guardian. He was the first director of Charter 88 from 1988 to 1995. It called for Britain to embrace a European style codified...
Over several sunny days in June 2018, a diverse group of 60 activists and researchers from 30 countries convened for a multi-day meeting to discuss the collective building of post-capitalist futures. The meeting provided the opportunity for a rich exchange of perspectives and experiences, as well as deep discussion and debate. The goal of the meeting was not to achieve consensus both an impossible and unnecessary endeavour but rather to stimulate mutual learning, challenge one another and advance analyses.
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.
The fellows and the staff of the Transnational Institute are saddened to hear that Fred Halliday has died. He was one of the most prominent experts on the Middle East and its place in international politics.