Founding Members


Abdelatif Rebah Moubadara du 24 Février, Algeria
Aida Abu-Ras Doha International Family Institute-member of Qatar Foundation, Jordan
Aleida Guevara March Allergist Pediatrician, MINSAP, Cuba
Alejandra Miller Restrepo Professor, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Ana Amorim Performing Artist, New Zealand
Ana Esther Ceceña Doctorado de Tercer Ciclo en Relaciones Económicas Internacionales / Directora del Observatorio Latinoamericano de Geopolítica, Mexico
Andrew Aeria Professor, University of Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
Anita Rampal Faculty of Education, Delhi University, India
Anuradha Chenoy Professor, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Ariel Salleh Professor, University of Sydney; Friedrich Schiller University Jena; Nelson Mandela Metropolitan U, Australia
Arindam Banerjee Assistant Professor, School of Liberal Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi, India
Arjun Karki International Coordinator, LDC Watch, Nepal
Asha Mishra Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti, India
Ashish Kothari Coordinator, Kalpavriksh, India
Au Yeung Lai Seung Researcher, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Aylin Topal Professor, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Aziz Salmone Fall Professor, Anthropology, McGill University, Canada
Beatriz Bissio Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil
Bernard Founou Tchuigoua Research Director, Third World Forum, Cameroon
Beverly Silver Professor, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Bin Huizhong Associate Professor, Shanghai University, China
Boaventura de Sousa Santos Professor, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Boris Kagarlitzky Fellow, Transnational Institute
Carl Middleton Lecturer, MA in International Development Studies Program in the Faculty of Political Science of Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Caroline Jasintha Monteiro Director, Arts for Women, National Coordinator of PWAG, Indonesia
Cecile Mukarubuga Director, Green Village Foundation, Rwanda
Chan Ching Kiu Stephen Professor, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Chan Mayling Independent Researcher, Hong Kong
Chan Shun Hing Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Chantana Wungaeo Professor, Department of Government, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Chayan Vaddhanaphuti Director, Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development; Center for Ethnic Studies and Development; Center for ASEAN Studies, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Chen Xin Head of the Department of European Economy, The Institute of European Studies, CASS, China
Chen Yun Chung Associate Professor, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Chet Bowers Professor Emeritus, Portland State University, USA
Chico Whitaker World Future Council
Chow Sze Chong farmer and lecturer, Sang Wood Goon farm, Hong Kong
Chow Yin Man Alice Fellow, ARENA; South South Forum on Sustainability, Hong Kong
Christine Menz Board Member, Peacewomen Across the Globe, Switzerland
Claudia Caballero Economist and Sociologist, Multitrueke Mixiuhca Network, Ecosystemic Dialogues, The Little School of Network Tlaloc., Mexico
Cui Zhiyuan Professor, School of Public Policy and Managemnet, Tsinghua University, China
Dai Jinhua Professor, Institute of Comparative Literature & Culture, Peking University, China
Darwis Khudori Professor, University of Le Havre, France
David Ruccio Professor of Economics, University of Notre Dame, USA
Derivaldo Augusto Silva De Faria Master in International Cooperation, University of Valencia, Spain
Dimitris Konstantakopoulos Journalist and writer, Athens News Agency, Greece
Donna Haraway Distinguished Professor Emerita, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA
Dulcineia Pavan Editor, Expressa Popular Editora, Brazil
Ebrima Sall Executive Secretary, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Eduardo Francisco Freyre Roach Dr., independent
Eduardo Tadem Professor, Asian Studies at the University of the Philippines
Eka Swadiansa Chief Bureau and Principal in Charge, Office of Strategic Architecture (OSA), Indonesia
Eliana Apaza President, Asociacion Aymara Suma Yapu, Peru
Elias Couz Villaiono Coordinator, Frente Nacional de Resistencia, Honduras
Eric Fernandez Producer, Food and Social Militant
Eva Gills PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Switzerland
Fabien Piasecki Coordinator at Fondation Sciences Citoyennes and Executive Secretary of the World Forum on Science and Democracy
Fadila Memisevic Professor / Director, Society for Threatened Peoples
Faiha Abdulhadi Director General, Al-Rowat for studies and Research, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Chile
Farhad Mazhar Policy Research for Development Alternative, Bangaldesh
Fatima Harrak Researcher, former Director and former President
, Institute of African Studies, Rabat and CODESRIA, Dakar
Fatoumata Maiga President, Women Association for Peace Initiatives
Feroz Mehdi General Secretary, Alternatives International, Canada
Firoze Manji Director, Pan-African Baraza, ThoughtWorks, Kenya
Francine Mestrum Chairwoman, Global Social Justice
Francis Loh Kok Wah President, Persatuan Aliran Kesedaran Negara, Malaysia
Francois Houtart Professor, National High Education Institution, Belgium
Gian Delgado Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Sciences and Humanities, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Gustave Massiah Member of the International Council of WSF, Social Movements International Collective Intellectual, France
Gustavo Esteva Figueroa Founder, Universidad de la Tierra, Mexico
Haiko Pieplow Dr., Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany
Hamouda Soubhi Coordinator of the World Forum of Human Right, Morrocan Forum of Alternatives South
Han Shaogong Writer, China
Helena Norberg-Hodge Director, Local Futures
Henry Giroux  Professor, McMaster University, Canada
Hernán Varegas Vocero Politico, Movimiento De Pobladoras Poblaciones
Hui Po Keung Associate Professor, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Hui Shiu Lun Fellow, ARENA; South South Forum on Sustainability, Hong Kong
Immanuel Wallerstein Senior Research Scholar, Yale University, USA
Isagani Serrano President, Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement, Philippines
Jacques Berthelot Independent Researcher on Economics, Solidarité, ATTAC, France
Janaina Stronzake Researcher & Teacher, COPAVI and HEGOA Institut
Jayati Ghosh Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Jesus Garcia Senior Researcher, Institute of Philosophy
Joao Pedro Stedile member of National Coordination, MST; La Via Campesina International, Brazil
Johan Saravanamuttu Professor, Universiti Sains Malaysia
John Erni Chair Professor in Humanities, Department Head, Department of Humanities & Creative Writing, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
John Foran Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Jorge Ishizawa Coordinator, Projecto Andino de Technologias Campesinas, Peru
José Jorge Santiago member of advising committee of Economic and Social Development of Indigenous Mexicans, Civil Association; Human Rights Center Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas; Commission of Assistance Toward Community Unity and Reconciliation, Mexico
Judite Stronzake Educator, MST, La Via Campesina, Brazil
Julie Richardson Senior Lecturer, Economics, Schumacher College; Director, Schumacher Worldwide, UK
K.K. Krishna Kumar Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti, India
Kamal Lahbib President, Forum Des Alternatives Maroc, Morocco
Kamla Bhasin Social Activist/Feminist, Advisor Sangat, Co-President PWAG, India
Katherine Gibson Professor, Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Kho Tung-Yi Researcher, South South Forum on Sustainability, Hong Kong
Lau Kin Chi Associate Professor, Lingnan University, Hong Kong; co-chair, ARENA
Lau Kin Ching Fellow, ARENA, Hong Kong
Lawrence Grossberg Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Le Thi Quy Professor, Institute for Gender and Development, Vietnam
Lee Jung-ok Professor of Sociology, Catholic University of Daegu, South Korea
Lee Seejae Professor, Sungkonghoe University, South Korea
Li Chun Nei, Jenny Sangwoodgoon Organic Farm
Ligana Costa Araujo  Singer, researcher in Music, Artist and MST Volunteer, Brazil
Lin Chun Senior Lecturer, London School of Economics, UK
Liu Yuanqi Associate Research Fellow, Central Compilation and Translation Bureau, China
Luis Lopezllera Architect, Promoción del Desarrollo Popular, Asociación Civil, Mexico
Luis Bustamante Valencia Eco-Social-Activist, National Committee for the Protection and Conservation of Chimalpas, Mexico
M.P. Parameswaran Doctor, Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad, India
Manoranjan Mohanty Distinguished Professor, Council for Social Development, Honorary Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi, India
Marcos Arruda PACS, Brazil
Margo Okazawa-Rey Professor, Fielding Graduate University, USA
Maria Eugenia Santana Professor, Autonomous University of Chiapas, Mexico
Maria Gabriela Guillen Carias Adjunt Professor, Universidade de Federal da Grande Dourados, Brazil
Maria Julia Moreyra Regional Representative, Peace Women Across the Globe
Marina Pikulina Editor-in-chief, web-site: east-expert.com, Israel
Marta Harnecker Writer, Chile
Martí Olivella President, Nova-Centre for Social Innovation, Spain
Masaaki Ohashi Professor, University of the Sacred Heart; JANIC; Shapla Neer, Japan
Meaghan Morris Professor, Dept. of Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney, Australia; Founding Director and Fellow, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Program, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Meike Sahling Director, PeaceWomen Across the Globe
Melanie Budianta Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Indonesia
Mette Hjort Chair Professor, Lingnan Uiversity, Hong Kong
Michael Brie Professor, Institute for Critical Social Analysis of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Berlin, Germany
Michael Hudson President, The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends, USA
Michel Bauwens Director, P2P Foundation
Miguel Yoshida Expressa Popular, Brazil
Mireille Fanon-Mendes France Director, Frantz Fanon Foundation, France
Mushakoji Kinhide Professor, Centre for Asia Pacific Partnership, Osaka University of Economics and Law, Japan
Muto Ichiyo Board Member, People’s Plan Study Group, Japan
Naruemon Thabchumpon Assistant Professor, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Nuria Costa Leonardo Director, Mexican Women Network, Mexico
Ogura Toshimaru Professor, Tomaya University, Japan
Ohashi Seiko Free-lance writer, editor; Board member of People’s Plan Study Group; Alternative People’s Linkage in Asia, Japan
Pablo Gentili Executive Secretary, Latin American Council of Social Sciences;  Professor, State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Argentina
Pablo Solon Executive Director, Focus on the Global South
Palagummi Sainath Journalist & Founding Editor, The People’s Archive of Rural India, India
Pan Jie General Secretary, Great China Institute for Sustainable Development, China
Patrick Bond Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Paulo Nakatani Professor, Department of Economics and Post-Graduate Program in Social Policy of Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Pedro Páez Superintendence, Market Power Control, Ecuador
Pierre Beaudeat Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada
Pierre George Extension Commission 2015 WSF
Qiu Jiansheng Director, Beijing James Yen Popular Education Centre, China
Raj Patel Professor, University of Texas, USA
Rajani Kanth Visiting Scholar, Department of English, Harvard University, USA
Renata Moreira Professor, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Rogerio Naques Faleiros Professor and Director, Centro de Ciências Jurídicas e Econômicas, Universida de Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil
Rolien Hoyng Visiting Assistant Professor, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Rosana Cebalua Fernandes  Coordnadora, MST
Rose Wawuda Ouko Coordinator, Peace Women Across the Globe / Gender Officer, Coalition for Peace in Africa
Ruth-Gaby Vermot-Mangold Co-President, PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Switzerland
Sam Moyo Executive Director, African Institute for Agrarian Studies, Zimbabwe
Samia Zennadi Apic éditions, WFA, Algeria
Samir Amin President, World Forum for Alternatives
Sandeep Chachra South South Peoples Solidarity, Network Actionaid, India
Satish Kumar Editor, Resurgence & Ecologist; Schumacher College, UK
Sonja Lokar Professor of sociology and French language and Coordinator of the Ljubljana Office of the CEE Network for Gender Issues
Silvia Ribeiro Latin America Director, ETC Group
Sima Samar PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Afghanistan
Sit Tsui, Margaret Jade Associate Professor, Institute of Rural Reconstruction of China, Southwest University, China
Srecko Horvat Teaching fellow, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Sun Bai Associate Professor, School of Liberal Arts, Renmin University of China, China
Sun Heng Director, Beijing Migrant Workers Home, China
Supawadee Petrat Director, Thai Volunteer Service Foundation, Thailand
Surichai Wungaeo Director, Center for Social Development Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Susan George President, Transnational Institute
Suthy Prasartset Professor, Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Tani Barlow Professor, the Department of History, Rice University, USA
Teng Wei Professor, South China Normal University, China
Teresa Tadem Professor, Department of Political Science, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines, Diliman
Tian Song Professor, Beijing Normal University, China
Urvashi Butalia Director, Zubaan Books, India
Ute Scheub PeaceWomen Across the Globe, visionews.net, Collaborative Economy Movement, Urban Gardening and Terra Preta Movement, Journalist Association for Sustainability in Germany, Germany
Val Todorov Film director, writer, activist, Life After Capitalism, Bulgarian Social Forum, Bulgarian Ecovilage Network, Bulgaria
Vasilis Kostakis Senior Research Fellow, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Vera Vieira Executive Director, Brazilian Peacewomen Association, Brazil
Victor Hugo Jijon Engineer, Commission for the Protection of Human Rights, France
Walter Mignolo Professor and Director, Center for Global Studies and the Humanities, Duke University, USA
Wang Hui Professor, Tsinghua University, China
Wang Shaoguang Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Wang Xiaoming Professor, Cultural Studies/Modern Chinese Thought, Shanghai University, China
Wen Tiejun Professor, School of Agronomics & Rural Development, Renmin University of China, China
Wim Dierckxsens Coordinator, International Observatory of the Crisis
Wong Tak Hing, Erebus Researcher, ARENA; South South Forum on Sustainability, Hong Kong
Yan Aibin Associate Professor, East China University of Science and Technology, China
Yan Xiaohui Director, Little Donkey Farm, China
Yanti Kusumanto Consultant and Owner, TYK Research and Action Consulting, Netherlands
Zhao Ling Coordinator, PeaceWomen Across the Globe – China Office, China
Zhou Li Professor, School of Agriculture Economics and Rural Development, Renmin University of China