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John has a BA from Dartmouth College and a MA from Princeton University. He worked as an international economist for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (1978-1981) and the World Health Organization (1981-1982). He directed IPS's Global Economy Project from 1983-1997. He is the co-author of 10 books and numerous articles on the global economy, including Development Redefined: How the Market Met Its Match (2008, Paradigm Publishers), written with Robin Broad.
New Study Debunks Mining Company "Falsehoods" Regarding El Salvador
March 18 - A new study debunks eight falsehoods the mining corporation OceanaGold has used to try to justify mining in El Salvador and undermine public debate and policymaking.
The Global Fight Against Corporate Rule
January 21 - Activists are challenging rules that grant corporations the right to sue governments.
Open Letter: Release the Cuban Five
January 7 - John Cavanagh, IPS Director, implores President Barack Obama to commute the sentences of the Cuban Five.