John Cavanagh has worked closely with religious organizations, unions, environmental and other citizens movements on economic issues and has written on issues of trade, debt, development. He is co-author of seven books, including Plundering Paradise: The Struggle for the Environment in the Philippines (1993), Trading Freedom: How Free Trade Affects our Lives,Work, and Environment (1992), and From Debt to Development: Alternatives to the International Debt Crisis. His articles have appeared in Foreign Policy, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Nation. He was an economist at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (1977-1981) and at the World Health Organization (1981-1982). Cavanagh co-founded three citizens' networks on world economy issues as co-director of the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies. He holds a Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton Universityand a BA from Dartmouth College. His newest book is a joint effort with Richard J. Barnet entitled Global Dreams: Imperial Corporations and the New World Order,which examines the new age of globalization and its impact on our lives, work,and environment.