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About Walden Bello

Walden Bello is a Filipino author, academic, and political analyst who currently serves in the Philippine Congress. He is a professor of sociology and public administration at the University of the Philippines Diliman, as well as executive director of Focus on the Global South, a policy research institute based in Bangkok,Thailand. In 2003, Bello was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, as “one of the leading critics of the current model of economic globalization”. He is also a fellow of the Transnational Institute and a columnist for Foreign Policy in Focus.

Articles by Walden Bello

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TTIP and TPP: harnessing the anger of the people

In parallel to the EU-US trade deal currently under way, the US is negotiating a similar agreement with 11 countries of the Asia Pacific: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Walden Bello, leading critic of neoliberal and corporate globalisation, identifies the global strategy underpinning the two agreements. Interview.

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