Walden Bello

Co-Director, Focus on Global South, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

Walden Bello is director of Focus on the Global South in Bangkok, Thailand, a project of Chulalongkorn University's Social Research Institute aiming to articulate, link, and develop greater coherence between community-based organizations and national, regional, and global paradigms of change, as well as to create a distinct link between development at the grassroots and the macro level. Dr. Bello is also a professor of public administration and sociology at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City. He serves on the program board of the International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva, Switzerland, an organization that provides NGOs with information on the World Trade Organization. He is a regular columnist for newspapers in the Philippines and Thailand, as well as for Focus on Trade and the Far Eastern Economic Review. Dr. Bello is the author of numerous books including Dark Victory: The United States and Global Poverty and A Siamese Tragedy: Development and Disintegration in Modern Thailand. He is the former executive director of the Institute for Food and Development Policy in Berkeley, California, USA. He received a Ph.D. from Princeton University, New Jersey, USA. Dr. Bello served on the faculty of Salzburg Seminar Session 377, Who Will Control the Food Systems?, 2000.


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