AMARTYA SEN is the recipient of that Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics (1998). He is a Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, at Harvard University and was until recently the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. He has served as President of the Econometric Society, the Indian Economic Association, the American Economic Association and the International Economic Association. He was formerly Honorary President of OXFAM and is now its Honorary Advisor. Born in Santiniketan, India, Amartya Sen studied at Presidency College in Calcutta, India, and at Trinity College, Cambridge. Amartya Sen’s books have been translated into more than thirty languages.
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JOSEPH STIGLITZ - A graduate of Amherst College, Stiglitz received his PHD from MIT in 1967, became a full professor at Yale in 1970. He is now University Professor at Columbia University in New York and Chair of Columbia University's Committee on Global Thought. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information, and he was a lead author of the 1995 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Stiglitz was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers from 1993-95, during the Clinton administration, and became Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank from 1997-2000. In 2008, he was appointed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to chair a Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Economic Progress.
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ERIC TOUSSAINT - Eric Toussaint, doctor in Political Science is the founder and president of CADTM (Committee for the Abolition of Third World Debt) and a fellow and frequent lecturer at the International Institute of Research & Education, Amsterdam. Due to his knowledge of the debt of developing countries he became the advisor of many governments and presidents like the ones of Mali, Venezuela or more recently Ecuador. He is the author of many books including: "Your money [or] Your Life - The Tyranny of Global Finance", "The Debt Scam - IMF, World Bank and Third World Debt", "Globalization: Reality, Resistance & Alternatives", "The World Bank - A Never-Ending Coup d'Etat".
JAIME DE AMORIM - National Coordinator/PE, Moviemento Sem Terra, Brazil's Landless People's Movement.
NIMROD ARACKHA - Organizer for TMWDO, the small scale Tanzanite miners in the Mereani area of Tanzania, where most Tanzanite is mined.