Security encompasses interrelated military, political, economic, environmental, health and other threats to the vital interests of the planet -- so politico-economic writer and Professor Michael Intriligator of the University of California, Los Angeles, argues, as he calls for global consensus and international cooperation in achieving shared global security goals.
Dr. Ariel Salleh takes, as a cue to further reflections, the observation by Johan Galtung -- conference keynote speaker -- that the current global market is a vertical assembly line for the movement of capital from bottom to top, needing to be reversed, to promote greater equity, by a multiplicity of economic forms. The author of Eco-Sufficiency and Global Justice, Dr. Salleh, of the University of Sydney Department of Political Economy, thus advances the alternative globalization movement, with recognition to economies that manage in the principle of Living Well (buen vivir), to protect ecological sustainability, socio-economic justice, cultural autonomy, and peace.
Examining the use of the Grameen bank model as applied to several initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region, Grameen Foundation Australia Director and co-founder Shan Ali will share how the organization advocates the use of microfinance in development aid as part of a comprehensive solution, rather than a panacea.
Altogether, this panel explores the interconnections between -- and solutions proposed for—poverty and peace-building on many different levels, from transnational governance to non-government organizations to local capacity-building initiatives.
Shan Ali is the director of the Grameen Bank Foundation Australia.
Michael D. Intriligator
Michael D. Intriligator joined the UCLA faculty in 1963. From 1982 to 1992, he directed the UCLA Center for International and Strategic Affairs, the predecessor of the current Burkle Center for International Relations. His research focuses on economic theory, econometrics, health economics, and strategy and arms control. His most recent work has concerned health care reform, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, global security, and Russia's attempted transition to a market economy. He has served as an expert witness on health economic issues for over two decades, has testified before the U.S. Commission on Improving the Effectiveness of the United Nations, and has been a consultant to organizations including the Center for National Securities Studies at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
A member of the editorial boards of Economic Directions, Defense and Peace Economics and Conflict Management and Peace Science, Intriligator has authored or edited over 200 professional and general articles and scholarly texts. His standard work, Mathematical Optimization and Economic Theory is now in its 13th printing. A fellow of the Econometric Society, Intriligator is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
He received his M.A. from Yale University, where he was the recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, and was awarded his Ph.D. from MIT.
Emeritus Professor Stuart Rees AM, BA (Hons). Dip Soc Stud. Cert. Social Casework., PhD., Director of the Sydney Peace Foundation at the University of Sydney.
He was previously (1978-2000) Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Sydney. He has worked in community development, probation services and social work in Britain, in Canada, in the War on Poverty programs in the USA and with Save the Children in India and Sri Lanka. He has taught at leading universities in the UK (Aberdeen and Southampton), in Canada (Toronto and Wilfrid Laurier), and in the USA (University of California at Berkeley, University of Texas at Austin).
His publications include over one hundred articles in professional journals on topics such as evaluations of health and welfare services, the attributes of peace negotiations and humanitarianism in social policy. He is the author and co-author of ten books, including Verdicts on Social Work (1982), A Brutal Game (1986), Achieving Power (1991), Beyond the Market (1993), The Human Costs of Managerialism (1995), Human Rights, Corporate Responsibility (2000), Passion for Peace (2003), and the poetry anthology Tell Me The Truth About War (2004).
Ariel Salleh is a researcher in Political Science at the University of Sydney, author of Ecofeminism as Politics (1997) and co-editor of the influential international journal Capitalism Nature Socialism. Her writings on ecology, feminism, development and ecology are widely debated.
She helped found The Greens in Australia and in 1992 worked on the Earth Summit with Women's and Environmental and Development Organisation.