Susan George, is the author of fourteen books which have been translated into many languages,was born in the United States, she now lives in Paris. She is the Chair of the Planning Board of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam, a decentralised fellowship of scholars living throughout the world whose work is intended to contribute to social justice and who are active in the social movements of their own countries. Between 1999 and 2006 she served as Vice-President of ATTAC France [Association for Taxation of Financial Transaction to Aid Citizens]. Her best known books include Another World is Possible if..., The Lugano Report: On preserving capitalism in the 21st century’; Faith and Credit: the World Bank’s Secular Empire; The Debt Boomerang, A Fate Worse than Debt, How the Other Half Dies: The Real Reasons for World Hunger. Her latest book , “Culture in Chains: How the religious and secular right captured America”,awaits publication in English.
In January and April 2007 she received honorary doctorates from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the largest Spanish university, the Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia. The International Studies Association presented her with its first Outstanding Public Scholar Award at its annual Congress in Chicago in 2007.
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