Andreas Antoniades - University of Sussex

Andreas Antoniades - The Department of International Relations - Sussex

Andreas Antoniades is a Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Sussex.  His research interests lie in the fields of discourse, power and institutions in international politics and economics; the interplay between globalisation and national/institutional settings; the phenomenon of hegemony and hegemonic rivalries in the contemporary international system; everyday life and how daily practices produce, reproduce and change global orders. He is author of Producing Globalisation: the Politics of Discourse and Institutions in Greece and Ireland.



Gonzalo BerronGonzalo Berrón - The International Relations Research Centre (NUPRI) at University of Sao Paulo - Sao Paulo

Gonzalo Berrón is a researcher at the Center for Research in International Relations, University of Sao Paulo. He has played a leading role in coordinating Latin American movements resisting corporate "Free Trade Agreements." He has been an integral part of ongoing discussions with civil society and progressive governments on building alternative just regional trade and financial architecture in Latin America. He has also worked as Coordinator of the Secretariat of the Hemispheric Social Alliance, and was until recently with the International Office of Central Única dos Trabalhadores - CUT (Unique Workers' Center), Brazil.


Patrick Bond - DurbanPatrick Bond - The School of Development Studies at University of KwaZulu-Natal – Durban

Patrick Bond a Professor at the School of Development, University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. He is a political economist with longstanding research interests and NGO work in urban communities and with global justice movements in several countries and in the broad fields of economic justice, geopolitics, climate, energy and water. He is author of numerous books including Bond, P. (2006). Talk Left, Walk Right: South Africa’s Frustrated Global Reforms (second edition).   University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2006), and Elite Transition: from Apartheid to Neoliberalism in South Africa (University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2005)


Neera Chandhoke - New Dehli Neera Chandhoke - The Department of Political Science at University of Delhi – New Delhi

Neera Chandhoke is a Professor of Political Science at University of Delhi. She has research interests in civil society, secularism, democracy, affirmative action, representation, social and economic rights, and on freedom from poverty as a human right. She is the author of State and Civil Society: Explorations in Political Theory Delhi, Sage, 1995, Beyond Secularism: The Rights of Religious Minorities Delhi, OUP, 1999, and The Conceits of Civil Society Delhi, OUP, 2003.


Barry Gills - The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology - NewcastleBarry Gills - University of Newcastle

Barry Gills is a Professor of Global Politics at Newcastle University and is a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. His research interests include Global History; World System theory; Global Civil Society and Global Citizenship; historical analysis of social systems and social change; world economic history; globalization and the politics of resistance; the political economy of development. He is editor of the academic journal Globalizations and the Rethinking Globalizations book series (Routledge).


Kevin Gray - The Department of International Relations - SussexKevin Gray - University of Sussex

Kevin Gray is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Sussex. His research interests broadly cover the area of International Political Economy with a regional focus on East Asia.  His current research project focuses on the dynamic interaction between social forces, geopolitics and development in the East Asian region (in particular, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and mainland China). His is author of Korean Workers and Neoliberal Globalization (Routledge, 2008).


Zhang Guihong - The Institute of International Studies - Shanghai

Zhang Guihong - The Institute of International Studies at Fudan University is a leading centre of research on China’s emerging role on the world stage. The Institute contains a number of research centres covering the various regions of the world, as well as the Centre for Chinese Foreign Policy Studies. The latter is a prominent centre of expertise that has close linkages with and access to policy making elites within China.


Boris Kagarlitsky - MoscowBoris Kagarlitsky - The Institute of Globalisation and Social Movements (IGSO) – Moscow

Boris Kagarlitsky is Director of the Institute of Globalization and Social Movements (IGSO) in Moscow. His research interests include Russian political economy; Medvedev, Putin and Yeltsin; Russian history; globalisation and the crisis of capitalism; G8. His recent publications include Russia under Yeltsin and Putin: Neo-liberal Autocracy (2002), The Politics of Empire: Globalisation in Crisis (2004, co-edited by Alan Freeman), Empire of the Periphery: Russia and the World System (2008).


Craig Murphy - Boston

Craig N. Murphy - Political Science Department at Wellesley College - Boston

Craig N. Murphy is M. Margaret Ball Professor of International Relations at Wellesley College, USA. His current research focuses on a historical study of voluntary consensus standard setting, world politics in the transition from the agricultural era to the industrial age and from the state and state-systems to global governance. His most recent books include The International Organization for Standardization: Global Governance through Voluntary Consensus (Routledge, 2009), The United Nations Development Programme: A Better Way? (Cambridge University Press 2006), as well as International Organization and Industrial Change: Global Governance since 1850 (Oxford University Press 1994).


Ren Xiao – ShanghaiRen Xiao - The Institute of International Studies - Shanghai

Ren Xiao is Acting Director and Senior Fellow at the Department of American Studies at the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS) and Professor of international politics at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. His research interests are in the fields of the international relations of the Asia-Pacific, Northeast Asian security, and U.S. Asia policy.


Achin Vanaik

Achin Vanaik - The Department of Political Science at University of Delhi - New Dehli

Achin Vanaik is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Dehli. He is one of the leading analysts on globalisation, democracy and security issues in South Asia, a renowned specialist on nuclear arms, and and a co-founder of the Movement in India for Nuclear Disarmament (MIND), and South Asians Against Nukes. As well as a recognised academic, Vanaik also writes regularly for various national newspapers and was formerly the assistant editor of the Times in India.

He is author of South Asia on a Short Fuse. Nuclear Politics and the Future of Global Disarmament(Co-authored with Praful Bidwai), (Oxford University Press, 1999); The Furies of Indian Communalism. Religion, Modernity and Secularization (Verso Books, 1997); Communalism Contested. Religion, Modernity and Secularization Vistaar Publications (Sage), New Delhi, 1997



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