Ronaldo Munck is Head of Civic Engagement at Dublin City University, where his role includes engaging the university’s teaching and research with the needs of the community. He is also a Visiting Professor of International Development at the University of Liverpool and the University of Buenos Aires. He has written widely on his native Latin America, most recently Rethinking Latin America, and, as an active trade unionist as well as scholar, on the impact of globalization on labor. He was a lead author for the International Panel on Social Progress Report Rethinking Society for the 21st Century. His current project focuses on the prospects for the new social movements in Latin America.