Asoka Bandarage is a Sri Lankan academic specializing in international development, political economy, women and gender studies, multiculturalism, conflict analysis and resolution, and ecology. She has served on the faculties of Brandeis University, Georgetown University, and Mount Holyoke College. She is the author of the Colonialism in Sri Lanka, Women, Population and Global Crisis, The Separatist Conflict in Sri Lanka, and Sustainability and Well-Being: The Middle Path to Environment, Society and the Economy, among other books. She has written columns in the Huffington Post and Asia Times and serves on the boards of Critical Asian Studies and Interfaith Moral Action on Climate. She holds a PhD from Yale University.