Susan George

Susan George’s uncompromising and fearless writings on hunger, poverty and global social injustice helped to radicalize several generations. A high-profile scholar and political activist of US origin who lives in Paris, she is currently President of the Board of the Transnational Institute, an international fellowship of scholars and activists. Her powerful early work How the Other Half Dies opened the eyes of the world to the real dynamics behind hunger and the political choices that led to mass starvation in the developing world. Combining her writing with activism on issues ranging from the peace movement to globalization and the policies of international organizations such as the IMF and the World Bank, in recent years she has focused her attention on the power of global corporations, our impending ecological crisis and the worldwide crisis of inequality and democracy. Her books for Polity include Hijacking America, Whose Crisis, Whose Future? and Shadow Sovereigns.