Susan George is president of the Board of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam, a decentralized fellowship of scholars living throughout the world whose work is intended to contribute to social justice and who are active in civil society in their own countries.

She is also honorary president of ATTAC-France (Association for Taxation of Financial Transaction to Aid Citizens) where she also served as vice-president between 1999 and mid-2006 and remains a member of the scientific council.  The author of fourteen books, which have been translated into many languages, her most recent works are Hijacking America: How the Religious and Secular Right Changed What Americans Think (2008), We the Peoples of Europe (2008), Another World is Possible if... (2004) and The Lugano Report: On Preserving Capitalism in the 21st century (1999). Her well-known first book How the Other Half Dies: the Real Reasons for World Hunger (1976) is now available on her TNI homepage.

She has received honorary doctorates from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the Universidad Nacional de Educaciona Distancia of Madrid as well as the first Outstanding Public Scholar Award of the International Political Economy section of the International Studies Association.

George’s work concerns various aspects of neoliberal globalization. She helped to lead the campaign in France to defeat the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) and the subsequent movement of ‘GATS-Free Zones’ to which over 1500 local governments in Europe now belong. Her recent work on the future of Europe and the ideological transformation of the United States has led to many speaking engagements and media appearances.

Susan George is the author of dozens of prefaces, journal and magazine articles, conference and seminar contributions, and chapters in edited volumes.  Earlier books include Faith and Credit: the World Bank’s Secular Empire (with Fabrizio Sabelli, 1994), The Debt Boomerang (1992); Ill Fares the Land (1990); A Fate Worse than Debt (Penguin 1987); Food for Beginners (Writers and Readers, 1983).

From 1990-95 she served on the Board of Greenpeace International as well as that of Greenpeace France. She has acted as a consultant to various United Nations specialized agencies and is a frequent public speaker, particularly for ATTAC groups, trade unions, and environment/development Non-Governmental Organizations in many countries.

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