Walden Bello is a professor of sociology at the State University of New York at Binghamton, senior research fellow at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies of Kyoto University in Japan, and the founder of the think tank Focus on the Global South. He served in the House of Representatives of the Philippines from 2009 to 2015, before resigning in protest against the administration’s policies. He serves on the boards of the International Forum on Globalization, the Transnational Institute, and Nautilus Institute, and the editorial board of the Review of International Political Economy. He is the author or co-author of twenty books, including Food Wars, Capitalism’s Last Stand?, Dragons in Distress: Asia’s Miracle Economies in Crisis, and Development Debacle: The World Bank in the Philippines. He holds a PhD in sociology from Princeton University.