Executive Director and Founder
founder and executive director of the Oakland Institute,
is an internationally renowned expert on development, human rights
and agriculture issues. Recipient of several awards, Anuradha Mittal was
named as the Most Valuable Thinker by the Nation magazine. More recently,
the Institute under Anuradha’s leadership unveiled land investment deals
in the developing world which revealed a disturbing pattern of a lack of
transparency, fairness, and accountability. The dynamic relationship
between research, advocacy, and international media coverage has resulted
in an amazing string of successes and organizing in the U.S. and abroad.
Mittal has authored and edited numerous books and reports including The
Long Shadow of War: The Struggle for Justice in Postwar Sri Lanka;
(Mis)Investment in Agriculture: The Role of the International Finance
Corporation in the Global Land Grab; The Great Land Grab: Rush for World’s
Farmland Threatens Food Security for the Poor; Voices from Africa: African
Farmers and Environmentalists Speak out Against a New Green Revolution;
2008 Food Price Crisis: Rethinking Food Security Policies; and Turning
the Tide: Challenging the Right on Campus; among others. Her articles and
opinion pieces have been published in widely circulated newspapers.
Anuradha has addressed the Congress, the United Nations, given several
hundred keynote addresses including invitational events from governments
and universities, and has been interviewed on CNN, BBC World, CBC, ABC,
Al-Jazeera, National Public Radio and Voice of America.
Anuradha is on the board and advisory committees of several non profit
organizations including CorpWatch and is a member of the independent board
of Ben & Jerry’s which focuses on providing leadership for Ben & Jerry’s
social mission and brand integrity.