Development in the Era of Climate Change: How an Interdisciplinary Perspective Helps Illuminate the Road Ahead
Dr. Walden Bello, Congressman, Republic of the Philippines and Founder, Focus on the Global South
March 8th, 7:00 pm, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Center
Discussion with Walden Bello
March 9th, 2:00-4:00 pm, Freeman Commons, 205 Humphrey Center
Walden Bello is a member of the Philippine House of Representatives author of numerous books including Against the Grain: The Global Food Crisis (forthcoming), Dilemmas of Domination: The Unmaking of the American Empire (2005), The Anti Development State: The Political Economy of Permanent Crisis in the Philippines (2004) and Deglobalization: Ideas for a New World Economy (2004). He obtained his Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University in 1975 and has been a full professor at the University of the Philippines at Diliman since 1997.
An academic as well as an activist, Bello was the lead author of Development Debacle: the World Bank in the Philippines (1982) which was credited as contributing to the emergence of a critical mass of middle class opposition to the dictator Ferdinand Marcos that eventually led to his overthrow in 1986. His book Dragons in Distress: Asia's Miracle Economies in Crisis (1990), co-authored with Stephanie Rosenfeld, is widely regarded as having anticipated the Asian financial crisis of 1997. Professor Bello has also been a leader of peace delegations to Iraq and Lebanon.