Speakers - CSD Uppsala

Presentation of key-note speakers
Global Civil Society – Shifting Powers in a Shifting World
Conference in Uppsala, Sweden, April 12-13, 2011
Clifford Bob is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political Science,
Duquesne University, USA. [http://sites.google.com/site/cliffordbob2/]
His research focuses on globalization, nongovernmental organizations, ethnic conflict and
human rights. He is the author of price-winning The Marketing of Rebellion: Insurgents,
Media, and International Activism (2005), which critically discusses how Third World political
movements face a Darwinian struggle for the scarce resources of international NGOs. In his
edited volume, The International Struggle for New Human Rights (2009), that addresses how
local activists transform long-standing problems into universal rights claims and the critical
strategies and conflicts involved in this struggle. He is currently researching a book on
transnational activism by conservative NGOs.
The Marketing of Rebellion :
The International Struggle for New Human Rights:
Jude Howell, is Professor of Development Studies at the Department of International
Development, the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Kumi Naidoo is Executive Director of Greenpeace International, Holland, and was until 2009
the Secretary General of CIVICUS, South Africa
Jackie Smith is Associate Professor of Sociology and Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for
International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, USA. She also directs the Center for
the Study of Social Movements and Social Change at the same university.
Jackie Smith is a leading scholar of the relationships between globalization, social
movements and international institutions, and has published extensively in these issues. She
is author of Social Movements for Global Democracy (2008) and a forthcoming book on
transnational organizations and global change (Russell Sage Foundation, 2011, with Dawn
Wiest). She is co-author of Global Democracy and the World Social Forums (Paradigm
Publishers, 2007) and co-editor of 5 books on transnational activism, including Transnational
Social Movements and Global Politics: Solidarity Beyond the State (1997), Globalization and
Resistance: Transnational Dimensions of Social Movements (2002), and Coalitions Across
Borders: Transnational Protest and the Neoliberal Order (2005).
She previously held positions at Stony Brook University’s Department of Sociology and has
served as a visiting scholar and adjunct scholar at the Institute on Globalization and the
Human Condition at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
Social Movements for Global Democracy:
Global Democracy and the World Social Forums:
Coalitions Across Borders:
Håkan Thörn is Professor in Sociology at the Department of Sociology, University of
Gothenburg, Sweden. He is also the coordinator for the theme Global Social Relations at the
Centre for Globalization and Development at the same university. His research is mainly
concerned with globalization and social movements and he has written several books on
these topics. Recent books are Anti-Apartheid and the Emergency of a Global Civil Society
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), The Politics of AIDS: Globalization, the State and Civil Society
(Palgrave Macmillan 2008, co-edited) and Global Civil Society: More or Less Democracy?
(special issue of Development Dialogue, 2007, co-edited). He is currently leading a research
project on social movements and urban transformation and another on HIV/AIDS, civil
society and globalization.
Tony Tujan is the International Director of IBON International, the Philippines, and Cocoordinator of the international BetterAid Coordinating Group (BACG).