WILLIAM I. ROBINSON
Home: 75 Willow Springs Lane, Apt. 104
Goleta, CA 93117
Office: Department of Sociology
University of California-Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93016
Ph.D. Sociology. University of New Mexico. 1994
M.A. Latin American Studies. University of New Mexico. 1992
B.A. Journalism (major) and International Studies (minor). Friends World College, Huntington, N.Y. 1981. Included four years of study in Kenya, Nigeria and Costa Rica.
University of Ibadan, Nigeria. (visiting student). Courses in African Studies, political economy, international relations, and journalism. 1979
University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1977-1978 (visiting student). Courses in African studies, politics, economics and journalism. 1977-1978
2001 - present Assistant to Full Professor, Department of Sociology, Global Studies, and Latin American and Iberian Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara.
Prior Academic Positions
1998-2001 Assistant Professor of Sociology, New Mexico State University
1996 - 1998 Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
1994 - 1996 Adjunct Professor of Sociology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
In Press Latin America and Global Capitalism: A Globalization Perspective. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
2004 A Theory of Global Capitalism: Production, Class and State in a Transnational World. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Spanish edition published in 2007, Una Teoria del Capitalismo Global: Produccion, Clase, y Estado en un Mundo Transnacional. Bogota: Desde Abajo.
2003 Transnational Conflicts: Central America, Social Change and Globalization. London: Verso.
1996 Promoting Polyarchy: Globalization, U.S. Intervention, and Hegemony. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
1992 A Faustian Bargain: U.S. Intervention in the Nicaraguan Elections and American Foreign Policy In the Post Cold War Era. Boulder: Westview Press.
1987 David and Goliath: The U.S. War Against Nicaragua. New York: Monthly Review Press, with Kent Norsworthy (also published by Zed Press, London).
2005 Critical Globalization Studies. New York/London: Routledge.
2007 “Jess Diaz and Javier Rodriguez: Undocumented in America,” Interview Essay, New Left Review, 47, Sept-Oct: 93-106.
2007 “The Pitfall of Realist Analysis of Global Capitalism: A Critique of Ellen Meiksins Wood’s Empire of Capital,” Historical Materialism, 15:71-93.
2007 “Beyond the Theory of Imperialism: Global Capitalism and the Transnational State,” Societies Without Borders, 2:5-26.
2006 “Reification and Theoreticism in the Study of Globalization, Imperialism, and Hegemony: A Comment on Kiely, Pozo, and Valladao,” Cambridge Review of International Affairs. 19(3)
2006 “Aqui Estamos y no Nos Vamos!: Global Capitalist and the Struggle for Immigrant Rights,” Race and Class. 48(2).
2005 “Gramsci and Globalization: From Nation-State to Transnational Hegemony,” Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Vol. 8, No. 4:1-16.
2005 “Global Capitalism: The New Transnationalism and the Folly of Conventional Thinking,” Science and Society, vol. 69, no. 3.
2004 “Studying Race-Gender Inequality in the 21st Century: A Critical Review of Evelyn Nakano Glenn’s Unequal Freedom: How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizenship and Labor,” review/exchange symposium, Ethnicities, scheduled for Vol. 4, No. 3, September 2004.
2004 “Global Crisis and Latin America,” Bulletin of Latin American Research, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2004:135-153
2003 “The Debate on Globalization,” review article, Science and Society. Vol. 67, No. 3:
2003 “Capitalismo Global y Hegemonia Transnacional: Apuntes Teoricos y Evidencias Empiricas,” Cuardernos de Nuestra America, published in two parts. Part I: Vol. 16, No. 31, Jan.–June 2003: 9-48. Part II: Vol. 16, No. 32, Aug.-Dec. 2003:97-109. Revised, updated, and expanded Spanish-language version of “Global Capitalism and Transnational Hegemony,” published in Turkish in Praxis, Vol. 8, 2003.
2003 Turkish language translation of “Global Capitalism and Transnational Hegemony: Theoretical Notes and Empirical Evidence,” Praksis, Vol. 8.
2002 “Remapping Development in Light of Globalization: From a Territorial to a Social Cartography,” Third World Quarterly. Vol. 23, No. 6:1047-1071.
2002 “Globalization as a Macro-structural-historical Framework of Analysis: The Case of Central America,” New Political Economy, scheduled for Vol. 7, No. 2, July 2002:221-249.
2002 “Global Capitalism and Nation-State Centric Thinking: What We Don't See When We Do See Nation-States. Response to Arrighi, Mann, Moore, van der Pijl, and Went,” Science and Society, Vol. 65, No. 4 (Winter 2001-2002):500-508.
2001 “Transnational Processes, Development Studies, and Changing Social Hierarchies in the World System: A Central American Case Study,” Third World Quarterly, scheduled for Vol. 22, No. 4:529-563.
2001: “Social Theory and Globalization: The Rise of a Transnational State,” Theory and Society Vol. 30, No. 2:157-200, published together with “Response to MacMichael, Block, and Goldfrank”:223-236.
2000 “Neo-Liberalism, the Global Elite, and the Guatemalan Transition: A Critical Macrosocial Analysis,” Journal of Inter-American Studies and World Affairs (vo. 42, No. 4:89-107).
2000 “Toward a Global Ruling Class?: Globalization and the Transnational Capitalist Class,” Science and Society, Vol. 64, No. 1, Spring:11-54.
1999 “Latin America in the Age of Inequality: Confronting the New ‘Utopia’,” International Studies Review, Vol 1, Issue 3, Fall 1999:41-67.
1999 "The Fin de Siecle Debate: Globalization as Epochal Shift", co-authored with Roger Burbach, Science and Society, Spring 1999, 63, No. 1:10-39.41-67.
1998/99 “Latin America and Global Capitalism,” Race and Class 40 (No. 2/3):111-131.
1998 "Beyond Nation-State Paradigms: Globalization, Sociology, and the Challenge of Transnational Studies," Sociological Forum 13 (No. 4):561-594..
1998 "(Mal)development in Central America: Globalization and Social Change," Development and Change 29:467-497.
1997 "Global Capitalism and the Oromo Liberation Struggle: Theoretical Notes on U.S. Policy Towards the Ethiopian Empire," Journal of Oromo Studies 4 (No. 1, 2):1-46
1997 "A Case Study of Globalization Processes in the Third World: A Transnational Agenda in Nicaragua," Global Society 11 (No 1):61-91.
1996 "Globalization, the world system, and 'democracy promotion' in U.S. foreign policy," Theory and Society 25 (No. 5):615-665.
1996 "Globalisation: Nine Theses of Our Epoch, Race and Class, 38 (No. 2):13-31.
1996 "Transnational Politics and Global Social Order: A Reassessment of the Chilean Transition in Light of U.S. Intervention," Journal of Political and Military Sociology, 24 (No. 2):1-30.
1995 "Pushing Polyarchy: The U.S.-Cuba Case and the Third World," Third World Quarterly: Journal of Emerging Areas 16 (No. 4):631-647.
1993 "The Global Economy and the Latino Populations In The United States: A World System Approach," Critical Sociology 19 (No. 2):29-60.
1988 "A Critique of the Antidemocratic Tendency Argument: The Case of Mass Organizations and Popular Participation in Nicaragua" (with Kent Norsworthy), Latin American Perspectives 15 (No. 1):134-141.
1985 "Elections and U.S. Intervention in Nicaragua" (with Kent Norsworthy), Latin American Perspectives 12 (No. 2):83-110.
2008 “Aqui Estamos y No Nos Vamos: Global Capitalism and the Struggle for Immigrant Rights,” in Francsico Vazquez and Rodolfo D. Torres, Latino/a Though: Culture, Politics, and Society (2nd Edition), Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield.
2008 “Globalization and the Struggle for Immigrant Rights in the United States,” in Globalizations (2nd Edition), Eitzen and Baca Zinn (eds.), Belmont: Wadsworth.
2007 “Globalization, Imperialism, and Resistance,” in Lars Lindstrom, Mats Warn, and Bjorn Beckman (eds), Globalization, Imperialism, and Resistance. Stockholm: Stockholm University Press.
2007 “A Global Perspective on Social Activism and Democracy in South Africa,” in Lars Lindstrom, Mats Warn, and Bjorn Beckman (eds), Globalization, Imperialism, and Resistance. Stockholm: Stockholm University Press.
2007 “Para Estudos Criticos Sobre a Globalizacao: Intelectuais Organicos e a Luta por Justica Global< in Marco Aurelio Machado de Oliveira, Sobre Humanidades. Campo Grande: Editora UMFS
2007 “Transformative Possibilities in Latin America,” Socialist Review, London: Merlin Press.
2007 “Promoting Polyarchy in Latin America: The Oxymoron of ‘Market Democracy’,”, in Eric Hershberg and Fred Rosen, eds., Turning the Tide? Latin America After Neoliberalism. New York: The New Press, 2006.
2007 “Theories of Globalization,” in George Ritzer (ed.), Blackwell Companion to Globalization. London: Blackwell.
2006 “Gramsci and Globalization: From Nation-State to Transnational Hegemony,” in Morton and Beiler (eds), London/New York: Routledge, Reprint of article published in Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy.
2006 “Critical Globalization Studies,” in Judith Blau and Kery Iyail Smith (eds.), The Public Sociologies Reader. Landham, MD: Rowman and Littlefeld
2005 “Introduction: Towards a Critical Globalization Studies: Continued Debates, New Directions, Neglected Topics,” co-authored with Richard Appelbaum, in Appelbaum and Robinson, Critical Globalization Studies, New York/London: Routledge.
2005 “What is a Critical Globalization Studies?,” in Appelbaum and Robinson, Critical Globalization Studies, New York/London: Routledge.
2004 “America Latina en el Proceso de la Globalizacion,” in Daniel Dessein and Esteban Pino Coviello (eds.), Siete Desafios del Siglo XXII, Buenos Aires: Editorial Sudamericana.
2004 “"Global Capitalism and the Oromo Liberation Struggle: Theoretical Notes on U.S. Policy Towards the Ethiopian Empire," reprint of article appearing in Journal of Oromo Studies 4 (No. 1, 2):1-46, in Asafa Jalata (ed.), State Crisis, Globalisation and National Movements in North-East Africa, Routledge.
2004 “From State Hegemonies to Transnational Hegemony: A Global Capitalism Approach,” in Thomas Ehrlich Reifer (ed.), Globalization, Hegemony and Power: Antisystemic Movements and the Global System. Paradigm Press..
2004 “Latin America in the Empire of Global Capital,” in Gilberto Gonzales et. al. (eds.), Labor Versus Imperialism: Race, Gender, and Migration, New York:Routledge.
2004 “Latin America in the Age of Inequality: Confronting the New ‘Utopia’,” reprint of article appearing in International Studies Review, Vol 1, Issue 3, Fall 1999:41-67, in Takashi Inoguchi (ed.), Gendai Kokusai Seijigaku Riron (Readings in International Relations Theories), Tokyo: Toyo Shorin Publisher.
2003 “Beyond Nation-State Paradigms: Globalization, Sociology, and the Challenge of Transnational Studies,” reprint of article appearing in Sociological Forum 13, 1998 (No. 4):561-594, in Roland Robertson and Kathleen White (eds.), Globalization: Critical Concepts in Sociology, Vol. 2: The Nation-State and International Relations, London: Routledge, pp. 189-221.
2003 The Transnational Capitalist Class and the Transnational State,” in Wilma A. Dunaway (ed.), in Emerging Issues in the 21st Century World System, Vol. II: New Theoretical Directions for the 21st Century World-System. Westport: Praeger.
2002 “Capitalist Globalization and the Transnationalization of the the State,” in Rupert and Smith (eds), Historical Materialism and Globalization. London: Routledge.
2002 "Latin America in an Age of Inequality: Confronting the New 'Utopia," in Craig Murphy (ed.), Inequality in an Age of Globalization: Securing a Liberal World Order. New York: MacMillan (expanded version of article published in 1999 in International Studies Review).
2001 “Neo-Liberalism, the Global Elite, and the Guatemalan Transition: A Critical Macrosocial Analysis,” in Chase-Dunn, Jonas, and Amaro (eds.), Globalization on the Ground: Post-Bellum Guatemalan Democracy and Development. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. (modified version of article appearing in Journal of Inter-American and World Affairs, Winter 2000).
2001 “”The Epochal Shift” and “Epochal Clashes: Third Worldization and the New Hegemon,” co-authored with Roger Burbach, in Burbach, Globalization and Postmodern Politics: From Zapatistas to High Tech Robber Barons. London: Pluto.
2000 “Promoting Capitalist Polyarchy: The Case of Latin America,” in Inoguchi, Ikenberry, and Cox (eds.), American Democracy Promotion: Impulses, Strategies, and Impacts. New York: Oxford University Press.
1997 "Nicaragua and the World," in Thomas W. Walker (ed), Nicaragua Without Illusions: Regime Transition and Other Change in the 1990s. Wilmington: Scholarly Resources.
1997 Transnational Social Control in the Age of Globalization: The U.S. and Regime Transition in Chile," in David Skidmore (ed), Contested Social Orders and International Politics. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press
1995 "El rol de la democracia en la politica exterior norteamericana y el caso de Cuba," in Haroldo Dilla (ed.) La democracia en Cuba y el diferendo con los Estados Unidos. Habana: Ediciones CEA.
Other Analytical and Scholarly Essays
(The following is a partial listing)
2008 “Nubarrones sobre la Humanidad: El Sistema Global y las Elecciones Norteamericanas,” Politica Exterior y Soberania, June:16-19
2008 “Democracy and Development in the Global South,” Contexts, 7(1):74-77.
2008 “Debating Strategy in the Immigrant Rights Movement” and “Immigrant Labor in the Global Economy,” two essays in quarterly magazine, Justice Rising, 3(4):1-3.
2007 “El Capitalismo Global, Segun el Sociologo William Robinson: ‘Los Estados Hoy Responden Mas a Las Existencias del Capital que a las Demandas Populares’,” interview published in Cronicon electronic news and analysis website (edited in Bogota, Colombia), 19 August, at www.cronicon.net/paginas/edicanter/ediciones 16/nota1.htm.
2007 “Transnational Capitalism: An Interview with William Robinson,” Greek daily newspaper Eleftherotypia, August 8, also translated back to English and posted on Znet, www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?ItemID=12582.
2007 “De Bush a Bush: Crisis Global y Politica Exterior de los Estados Unidos hacia America Latina,” Politica Exterior y Soberania, 2(1), Jan.-March:65-69.
2007 “In the Name of Democracy: U.S. Electoral Intervention in the Americas,” NACLA Report on the Americas, scheduled for 2007.
2007 “Marxism,” entry, Encyclopedia of Globalization. New York: Grolier Academic. Scheduled for 2006.
2007 “Transnationality,” entry, Encylopedia of Globalization. New York: Grolier Academic. Scheduled for 2005
2006 “Latin America: State Power and the Challenge to Global Capital: An Interview with William Robinson,” Upping the Ante, No. 3, Fall:59-75. Also: reprinted in Focus on Trade, No. 125, Nov.
2006 “Inmigrantes en Estados Unidos: ‘Vamos a Dar Un Golpe a la Extrema Derecha y al Imperio,” American Latina en Movimiento, No. 413, October:27-31.
2006 “El Nuevo Intervencionismo Politico de EEUU en America Latina: Promoviendo la Poliarquia,” America Latina en Movimiento, No. 404-405, February: 12-16. An English version of this article was posted on 17 Februery at website of Latin America Information Agency (ALAI), http://alainet.org/active/10626&lang=en.
2004 “The New Right and the End of National Liberation,” NACLA Report on the Americas, XXXVII, No. 6, May/June 2004:15-20.
2004 “The Crisis of Global Capitalism and the Folly of Conventional Thinking on It,” From the Left, Vol 25, No.1, pp. 1, 11-12.
2003 “Nubarrones sobre America Latina,” Memoria: Revista Mensual de Political y Cultura, No. 171, May 2003:34-37.
2003 “Storm Clouds over Latin America,” Third World Resurgence, No. 149-150, Jan-Feb. 2003:26-28, revised/reprinted version of article appearing earlier in Smysl Magazines
2002 “Storm Clouds over Latin America,” 'Smysl' Magazine (Moscow), Guest Commentary, Primer Issue, Vol. 1, November. Reprinted in “Focus on Trade,” Bangkok, No. 84, January 2003.
2001 “La Globalizacion Capitalista y la Transnacionalizacion del Estado,” Espacios, No. 13/Enero/Junio:4-23.
2001 “Intervention,” entry, The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World, Oxford University Press.
2001 “Fissures in the Globalist Ruling Bloc: The Politics of Globalization From Above and Below” (with Jerry Harris), cy.Rev, No. 7, Spring 2001.
2000 “The Hegemony of a Paradigm: The Transnational Elite Agenda of Free Markets and Democracy,” NACLA Report on the Americas (Vol. 34, No. 3:42-48).
1998 "Centroamerica ante la Globalizacion y la Responsabilidad de los Intelectuales Organicos," Alternativas 5(No. 9/1998):31-56.
1997 "Maldesarrollo en America Central," Pensamiento Propio 1 (No. 5):33-67.
1997 "Un Caso de Estudio sobre los Procesos Globalizadores en el Tercer Mundo: Los Procesos Transnacionales en Nicaragua," Pensamiento Propio 1 (No. 3):193-228.
1993 "Has Neo-Liberalism Produced a Success Story in Chile? A Critique of the 'Economic Miracle'," Chronicle of Latin American Economic Affairs, Latin American Institute, University of New Mexico, July.
1992 "The Sao Paulo Forum: Is There a New Latin American Left" (Review of the Month), Monthly Review 44 (No. 7/December):1-13.
1992 "Demilitarization in Central America: Beginning of a New Era?", Central America Report, Latin American Institute, University of New Mexico.
1990 "Nicaragua: The Making of a Democratic Opposition," NACLA Report on the Americas, XXII (No. 5/Feb. 1990):7-11
1985 "Nicaragua: The Strategy of Counterrevolution," Monthly Review 37 (No. 7/December):11-25
1985 "Centroamerica: Se Profundiza la Crisis del Comercio Regional," Pensamiento Propio (CRIES) 3 (No. 23/May): 18-21.
1985 "Regular las Leyes del Mercado," Panorama (Mexico City/May 1985):23-27
1985 "La Contra: Corrupcion y Grietas," Pensamiento Propio (CRIES) 3 (No. 25/August):62-67.
1992 A Peasant Tragedy (Spanish to English Translation). Managua: Center for International Studies (Central American University).
Reports and Monographs
1996 "Un Aporte al Debate Sobre La Globalization; Nueve Tesis Sobre Nuestra Epoca," Cuardernos de Investigacion, Center for International Studies, Central American University, Managua, April 1996.
1995 Guest Preface, in "A Report on U.S. Electoral Assistance to Haiti," Voices for Haiti (coalition of 75 U.S. development and human rights NGOs), June 1995.
1991 "Managing the Aftershocks: A Second Track Diplomatic Dialogue on Nicaragua," Policy Report on Conference on Nicaragua, sponsored by the Kellog Foundation and hosted by the Program in International Conflict Resolution of the Armand Hammer United World College, Montezuma, New Mexico.
1988 "Special Report: The 'Chileanization' of the Nicaraguan Counterrevolution," Central America Information Bulletin 5 (No. 6/February).
1987 "In the Wake of Contragate," CENSA'S Strategic Report, Center for the Study of the Americas, No. 9, June.
1986 "Inside the Nicaraguan War," CENSA'S Strategic Report, Center for the Study of the Americas, No. 7, May.
Forthcoming Andreas Bieler, Werner Bonefeld, Peter Burnham and Adam David Morton, Global Restructuring, State, Capital and Labour: Contesting Neo-Gramscian Perspectives, for Capital and Class
2007 Juan Pablo Perez Sainz and Katharine E. Andrade-Eekhoff, Communities in Globalization: The Invisible Mayan Nahual, for Journal of Latin American Studies, 39:192-194.
2006 Review of Deborah J. Yashar, Contesting Citizenship in Latin America: The Rise of Indigenous Movements and the Postliberal Challenge, for American Journal of Sociology, 111(6).
2003 Review of Berch Berberoglu (ed.), Labor and Capital in the Age of Globalization, for Contemporary Sociology. 32(6):707-709.
2002 Review of Vicente Navarro (ed.), The Political Economy of Social Inequalities: Consequences for Health and Quality of Life, for Contemporary Sociology.31(6):685-687.
2002 Review of John Mangan, Workers Without Traditional Employment: An International Study of Non-Standard Work, for Contemporary Sociology, 31(2):148-149.
2001 Review of Martin Shaw, Theory of the Global State: Globality as an Unfinished Revolution, for American Political Science Review, 95(4):1045-1047
2001 Review of Giovanni Arrighi and Beverly J. Silver, Chaos and Governance in the Modern World System, for Journal of World-System Research., Vol. VII, No. 1, Spring 2001.
2001 Review of Alex Callinicos, Social Theory: An Historical Introducion, for The Global Site, University of Sussex (www.theglobalsiste.ac.uk)
2000 Review of William M. Leogrande, Our Own Backyard: The United States in Central America, 1977-1992, for American Political Science Review, Vol. 94, No. 4:991-992
1997 Review of Gearoid O'Tuathail, Critical Geopolitics, for Ecumene: A Journal of Environment - Culture - Meaning, Vol. 4, No. 4:486-488.
Courses Taught, 1994 - 2006
Soc. 504. Sociological Foundations of Political Economy
Soc. 442. Comparative Poverty and Development
Soc. 695. Advanced Topics in Political Economy: Globalization: Contours of 21st Century World Society
Soc. 448/548. International Development and the World System
Soc. 351. Sociological Theory (undergraduate)
Soc. 552. Sociological Theory (graduate)
Soc. 342. Power and Society
Soc. 340. Class Analysis
Soc. 221. Rich and Poor Nations
Soc. 451. Population and Environment
Soc. 213. Sociology of Deviant Behavior
Soc. 313. Social Control
Soc. 101/1. Introduction to Sociology
Soc. 212. Causes of Crime and Delinquency
Soc. 501. Perspectives in Sociology
Soc. 265GS. Global Political Economy
Soc. 265SG. Sociology of Globalization (graduate)
Soc. 130LA. Development and Social Change in Latin America.
Soc. 1222GI. Global Inequalities
Soc. 130GR. Globalization and Resistance
Soc. 130SW. Sociology of the Southwest
Soc. 130sg, Sociology of Globalization (undergraduate)
1990 - 1997 Research Associate, Center for International Studies, Central American University, Managua, Nicaragua.
1990 - 1993 Analyst and Researcher, Latin American Data Base LADB), Latin American Institute, University of New Mexico. Responsibilities included preparing bi-weekly analysis and occasional monographs of Central and South American and Caribbean developments and underlying political, social and economic trends
1985 - 1987 Researcher, Writer-Editor, Pensamiento Propio, a monthly academic journal of the Coordinadora Regional de Investigaciones Economicas y Sociales (CRIES-Regional Coordinating Board for Economic and Social Research), a Central American and Caribbean regional research center, Managua branch (loosely affiliated with the Central American University).
2007 Recipient of Research Grant, Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research, University of California-Santa Barbara
2005 Recipient of Research Grant, Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research, University of California-Santa Barbara
2005 Recipient of Research Grant, Faculty Senate, University of California-Santa Barbara
2003 Recipient of Research Grant, Faculty Senate, University of California-Santa Barbara.
2002 Recipient of Faculty Career Development Award, University of California-Santa Barbara.
2002 Recipient of Research Grant, Faculty Senate, University of California-Santa Barbara.
1999 Recipient of Research Mini-Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, New Mexico State University.
1998 Recipient of Professional Development Award, Graduate School, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
1992 Recipient of Latin America Research Grant, Latin American Institute, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
Professional Service and Positions
2008+ Member of Board of Associate Editors, Journal of World Systems Research.
2008+ Member of International Advisory Board, Hemispheres: A Journal of the Global South.
2007+ Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Critical Studies on Business and Society.
2007 Organizer, Presidential Plenary, “The Immigrants Rights Struggle in the United States: Voices from the Frontline,” and “Central America: Global Capitalism and Resistance,” Latin American Studies Association, 27th International Congress, Montreal, 5-8 September.
2006 Organizer, two sessions on Sociology of Globalization, American Sociological Association, Annual Congress, August 11-14, Montreal.
2006+ Associated Faculty Member, Doctoral Program in Development Studies, Autonomous University of Zacatecas, Mexico.
2005+ Member of Editorial Board, Nature and Culture.
2005+ Member of International Advisory Committee, “In the Name of Democracy: Towards a Global Political Intervention Monitor,” En Camino (International NGO, see http://inthenameofdemocracy.org/).
2004+ Member of Advisory Board, Government and International Affairs Program, Virginia Tech University
2004+ Member of Faculty/Advisory Board, and Visiting Professor, Instituto de Estudios Globales, Universidad Abierta Interamericana, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2004+ Member of International Editorial Board, Globalizations (refereed interdisciplinary journal).
2004+ Member of Editorial Board, AcontraCorriente:A Journal of Social History and Literature in Latin America (http://www.ncsu.edu/project/acontracorriente), North Carolina State University.
2003+ Participating Editor, Latin American Perspectives.
2003+ Board of Advisory Editors, Palgrave-Macmillan, Handbook of International Political Economy
2003+ Member of International Advisory Board, The Global Site, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.
2002-3 Co-organizer and co-host, international conference, “Towards a Critical Globalization Studies: Continued Debates, Neglected Topics, New Directions,” University of California at Santa Barbara, May 1-4, 2003, co-sponsored by UCSB, Global Studies Association, and Institute for the Study of World Systems.
2002+ Council Member and West Coast Representative, Global Studies Association, North American Chapter.
2002 Council Member, Political Economy of the World System section, American Sociological Association.
2001 Co-organizer, Session on “Class Formation in the Modern World System,” American Sociological Association, 96th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, August 18-21.
1998 Organizer, Session on "Global Democracy", American Sociological Association, 93rd Annual Meeting, San Francisco, August 21-25.
Co-Organizer, Political Economy of the World-Systems Section of the American Sociological Association, Roundtable Session, 93rd Annual Meeting, San Francisco, August 21-25.
Articles Reviewed for Refereed Journals and Other Review Work
1997: The Sociological Quarterly
Journal of Oromo Studies
1998: Global Society
Science and Society
McGraw-Hill (review of text)
Journal of Oromo Studies (two reviews)
1999: International Sociology
Sociological Forum (two articles reviewed)
National Science Foundation (review of two different research proposal)
Social Problems (two articles reviewed)
St. Martins Press (book manuscript reviewed)
Worth Publishers (text manuscript reviewed)
2001: American Sociological Review
Critical Sociology (two)
Latin American Perspectives (two)
Worth Publishers (text manuscript reviewed)
University of Minnesota Press (book manuscript reviewed)
National Science Foundation (review of research proposal)
Review of International Studies
Theory and Society
Kumarian Press (book manuscript reviewed)
Political Power and Social Theory
2002 Social Science Research Council (reviewer for International Disseration Award Fellowship)
International Journal of Peace Studies
New Political Economy
Routledge Press (two manuscript proposals reviewed)
SUNY-Press (book manuscript reviewed)
American Journal of Sociology
Theory and Society
2004 Left History
2006 Latin American Perspectives (two reviews)
Theory and Society
Science and Society
Polity Press (book proposal review)
Bulletin of Latin American Research
2007 Bulletin of Latin American Research
Ashgate Publishing Co. (book manuscript review)
Latin American Perspectives (two reviews)
Routledge Press (book proposal review)
Blackwell Publishers (book proposal review)
Science and Society
Other Professional Experience
1989 - 1990 Consultant, Government of Nicaraguan (Nicaraguan Foreign Ministry). Analyst on U.S. Policy, electoral affairs.
1980 Analyst, American Committee on Africa (New York). Researched and prepared reports on Southern African affairs and U.S. policy towards Africa.
1987 - 1990 Washington Bureau Chief, and U.S. Representative for Agencia Nueva Nicaragua (ANN), a Nicaragua-based international news agency. Responsibilities included running the Washington bureau, covering Congress, the executive branch, the Organization of American States and the diplomatic community in Washington. Daily dispatches for the ANN Spanish language wire service, as well as weekly analyses and special services.
From 12/87 to 12/88, Editor, English-language edition: Central America Information Bulletin, a weekly ANN publication of news and analysis.
1982 - 1987 Agencia Nueva Nicaragua, central offices, Managua. Position varied over the years, and included:
Staff Editor for both Spanish and English language services, Managing Editor in both Spanish and English of the Central America Information Bulletin. 1987
Roving ANN Central America correspondent, with special assignments in Honduras and Guatemala. Covered events throughout Central America.
ANN War Correspondent, Nicaraguan war fronts and Nicaraguan Atlantic Coast. Specialized coverage of the Atlantic Coast, including prolonged stays in that region of Nicaragua. 1985
Coordinator, Economic Team, ANN, Managing Editor. Responsibilities included planning and coordinating out of the Managua offices ANN's coverage of the Central American economies, and editing the Boletin Economico Centroamericano. 1984-1985
Staff Reporter. Responsibilities included covering press conferences and any other news in the Nicaragua capital.
1980 - Free Lance Journalism (see below).
1983 - Free Lance Translator/Interpreter. Numerous free lance assignments as translator and interpreter (consecutive), Spanish-English and English-Spanish.
1978 High School Teacher (Social Studies), Machacos, Kenya.
2004+ Selected for inclusion as biographee in Who’s Who in Social Science Higher Education.
2004+ Selected for inclusion as biographee in 2000 Outstanding Academics of the 21st Century, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge University.
2003+ Selected for inclusion as biographee in America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals.
2003+ Selected for inclusion as biographee in Who’s Who in the World (Marquis), starting with 21st Edition (2003).
2000+ Selected for inclusion as biographee in Who’s Who in America (Marquis), starting with 55th Edition (2001).
2000+ Selected for inclusion in Directory of American Scholars, starting with 10th Edition.
1999 Promoting Polyarchy was a finalist for the 1999 Distinguished Publication Award of the American Sociological Association.
1999 Globe of the Month Recipient, The Center for International Programs, New Mexico State University. Award in recognition of outstanding efforts in the promotion of international understanding, cooperation, involvement and development.
1997 Promoting Polyarchy won the 1997 PEWS (Political Economy of the World System section of the American Sociological Association) Award for Distinguished Scholarship.
1995 Inductee, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
1987 David and Goliath won the Outstanding Book Award, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in the United States, University of Arkansas, for books published in 1987 on the subject of intolerance in the United States.
Invited Public Presentations, Interviews, and Conference Presentations
(The following is a partial listing)
2008 “El Proceso Electoral Norteamericano: 15 Puntos de Analsis y Debate,” presentation and panel discussion, Mesa de Reflexion Sobre Relaciones Internacionales y Politica Exterior Estadounidense,” Instituto de Altos Estudios Diplomaticos, Caracas, Venezuela, 17-19 June.
2008 “The Follies of ‘New Imperialism’ Theories,” keynote presentation, Global Studies Association, annual conference, New York City, 7 June.
2008 “Democracy and Global Crisis,” invited speaker, “Democracy Dinner,” Center for the Study of Democracy, University of California-Irvine, April 10.
2008 “Labor and the Global System,” public lecture sponsored by the Labor Studies Program, University of California-Irvine, April 9.
2008 Three weeks of public lectures, workshops, and other engagements in Colombia. March 3-7, Medellin, “La Globalizacion, Procesos Sociales, y Medio Ambiente: El Caso de Colombia,” 20 hour intensive workshop for 100 staff and board members of Penca de Sabila, a Colombian national Non-Governmental Organization addressing environmental and social issues. March 10-14, Bogota, “El Capitalismo Global y America Latina: Colombia en la Mira,” 20 hour public lecture series, Universidad Central de Colombia, sponsored by departments of Economics and International Relations. March 15-16, talks given at invitation of indigenous groups and social organizations, Popayan (March 15) and Silvia (March 16), province of El Cauca, western Colombia.
2008 “Crisis Global y America Latina: El Salvador en la Mira,” university-wide lecture, University of El Salvador, San Salvador, 21 february.
2008 “El Salvador y la Crisis del Capitalismo Global,” university-wide and public lecture, sponsored by Department of Economy, Central American University, San Salvador, and Frederick Ebert Foundation, Germany, 19 February.
2008: Seminar/lecture series, “Capitalismo Global y America Latina: Crisis y Desafios”, Universidad Centroamericana “Jose Simeon Caņas,”, San Salvador, 18-22 February.
2008: Invited lecture, “The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Can Humanity Survive It,” Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 23 January.
2008: Centennial Lecture Series, “Trends in Global Capitalism,” University of the Philippines, Manila, 8-18 January. Two weeks of public, university-wide lectures as visiting professor on occasion of the 100th anniversary of the University of the Philippines, jointly sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Focus on the Global South.
2008: One dozen public lectures and talks given during 3-week stay in the Philippines, Jan. 4-28, at numerous academic, NGO and public venues, including (among others) guest lectures at Miriam University, Ateneo de Manila University, Center for Democratic Projects, Transform Asia Institute.
2007 Invited to give opening lecture for screening of documentary “Assaulted Dream”, about immigrants from Central America in Mexico, UCSB Multicultural Center, Nov. 7.
2007 Interviewed by Univision, Canifornia Central Coast local Spanish television language station, on recent immigrant legislation in United States, Nov. 6, Santa Barbara.
2007 Panel presentation and discussion, “Empire and Dissent: Latin America and the New World Order,” Latin American Studies Association, 27th International Congress, Montreal, 5-8 September.
2007 “Lucha Indigena Colombiana,” speech to indigenous assembly of the Regional Indigenous Council of Colombia, El Cauca, Colombia, 29 August.
2007 “La Mundializacion de las Luchas de Resistencia: Crisis y Futuras Alternativas,” keynote speech to 6th Annual Congress of the Cooperativa Financiera (CONFIAR), Medellin, Colombia, 24 August.
2007 “Democracia e Imperio: la Estrategia Norteamericana hacia Colombia,” workshop given at the party headquarters of the Polo Democratico Alternativo, Bogota, Colombia, 23 August.
2007 “Democracia e Intervencion en las Americas: Colombia en la Mira,” public lecture, Universidad Central de Colombia, Bogota, 22 August.
2007 “Global Labor Pools and Immigrant Rights,” presentation and panel discussion, conference on “Labor, Immigration, and Globalization,” University of California at Riverside, 12 May.
2007 “Conmemorando el Quinto Aniversario del Golpe en Venezuela: El Significado de la Revolucion Bolivariana,” keynote speech, public meeting to commemorate 5th anniversary of coup d’etat in Venezuela, Los Angeles Workers Center/Cine Latinoamericano Roque Dalton, 1 Abril.
2007 “Sistema Global, Crisis Global, y Politica Exterior Norteamericana,” two-week course, Instituto de Altos Estudios Diplomaticos Pedro Gual (Institute for Superior Diplomatic Studies Pedro Gual), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Caracas, Feb. 5-15.
2007 “De Bush a Bush: Globalization, Crisis, y la Political Exterior de Estados Unidos hacia America Latina,” public address, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Caracas, 7 Feb.
2007 “Globalization and the Struggle for Immigrant Rights,” keynote address, Immigrant Rights Conference, March 25 Coalition, Los Angeles, Loyola Law School, Feb. 3.
2007 “Whither Global Capitalism? The Rise and the Coming Demise of Neo-Liberalism,” Lecture, The Humanities Center, Carnegie Mellon University, 25 January.
2007 Interviewed by WBAI (New York) on IMF policies towards Latin America, 13 January.
2006 Media activity, 26 October:: 1) interviewed by O Globo, Brazilian daily newspaper, on Nicaraguan electoral process; 2) interviewed by Univision, Spanish-language television station, on U.S. government immigration policy.
2006 “The Immigrant Rights Struggle: Ten Points for Analysis and Discussion,” public presentation in forum “Immigration: Where are we Going? Local and National Updates,” Alliance for Immigrant Rights/Casa de la Raza, Santa Barbara, October 9.
2006 Multiple professional activities in Costa Rica, September 5-26: 1) One week intensive course (15 hours, 11-15 Sept.) for Masters Program in Political Science, University of Costa Rica (San Jose), titled “Globalizacion en Centroamerica: Crisis y Transformacion”; 2) Public Lecture, 11 Sept, University of Costa Rica, titled “America Latin y Sociedad Global” 3) One week intensive course (15 hours, 18-22 Sept.), Masters Program in International Relations, National University of Costa Rica (Heredia), titled “America Latina y Crisis Global: Perspectivas y Desafios para Centroamerica”; 4) Radio Interview (21 Sept), “Radio Nacional”, Costa Rican public radio station; 5) presentation and intensive roundtable discussion, workshop on “Entre la Acumulacion y la Resistencia: Bosquejando las Nuevas Geografias de Centroamerica,” 23-24 September, organized by PRISMA/Central American University-San Salvador campus and sponsored by Ford Foundation.
2006 Multiple participation in 2006 annual congress of the American Sociological Association, 11-14 August, Montreal, including: “Beyond the Theory of Imperialism: Global Capitalism and the Transnational State, paper presentation and panel discussion; “The Chimera of Democracy and Socioeconomic Development under Neo-Liberal Global Capitalism,” paper presentation and panel discussion; organizer of two panels on Sociology of Globalization.
2006 Keynote Speech, “Globalization, Imperialism, and Resistance: Concepts for the 21st Century?,” conference on “Globalization, Imperialism, and Resistance,” University of Stockholm, Sweden, 12-13 May.
2006 Interviewed by FM Radio KCVX, San Luis Obispo, on immigrant rights and related themes, May 9.
2006 Interviewed on “The Paul Berenson Show,” News Radio 990 KTMS, Santa Barbara, on immigrant rights. May 6.
2006 Interviewed four times during May 1 live from Los Angeles by Radio Payumat and Radio Indimedia Colombia, Putumayo and Bogota, Colombia, May 1.
2006 Interviewed by Radio Nacional de Espaņa on theme of immigrant protests in the United States. May 1.
2006 Interviewed by Santa Barbara studios of UNIVISION Spanish-language television on theme of immigrant rights in the United States. April 27.
2006 “Crisis and Transformation in the Global System,” invited presentation and discussion, workshop “Finance, Industry and Power: The Capitalist Corporation in the 21st Century,” York University, Toronto, 11 April.
2006 “Democracy, Polyarchy, and U.S. Policy Towards Latin America,” Keynote address by invitation, conference “In the Name of Democracy: U.S. Electoral Intervention in the Americas,” Yale University, April 7-8.
2006 “Globalizacion y Transnacionalismo: Problemas Tendencias, y Perspectivas en la Politica Exterior Norteamericana Hacia America Latina,” paper presentation and panel discussion, Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 15-18 March.
2006 Interviewed (on U.S.-Latin America relations) by 93.3 CFMU FM, in Toronto, “Unusual Sources,” weekly program. February 14.
2006 “Los Desafios Latinoamericanos Frente a La Crisis del Capitalismo Global,” Lecture, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencas Sociales (FLACSO), sede Ecuador, Quito, February 2.
2006 “La Crisis de la Globalizacion y la Coyuntura Latinoamericana, 2006,” invited lecture, Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar, Quito, Ecuador, February 1.
2006 “Politica Exterior Norteamerica Hacia America Latina, Analisis de Coyuntura,” Lecture and discussion by special invitation, “Mesa de Reflexion Sobre Relaciones Internacionlaes y Politica Exterior,” Institute for Higher Diplomatic Studies (Institution de Altos Estudios Diplomaticos ‘Pedro Gual’), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Caracas, Venezuela, January 28.
2006 Participation (presentations and panel discussions) in multiple panels, World Social Forum, Caracas, Venezuela. January 24, panel on “The Struggle for Social Justice in Haiti”. January 27, panel on “Meeting of Sociologists of the Americas: Sociologos Sin Fronteras”. January 28, panel on “In the Name of Democracy: Political Intervention in the 2006 Latin America Electoral Cycle.”
2005 “Toward New Social Cartographies in Development and Trade Studies,” plenary presentation and discussion, conference on “NAFTA and Beyond: Alternative Disciplinary Perspectives in the Study of Global Trade and Development,” Princeton University, December 2-3.
2005 “Crisis in the Global System,” university-wide invited lecture, Texas A&M, November 11.
2005 “Globalization and Global Crisis,” university-wide invited lecture, Bucknell Univeristy, November 1.
2005 “Reigning in on Corporate Power: The NAFTA, the CAFTA, and the Corporate Agenda,” public lecture, Falkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Library, Main Branch, 26 July.
2005 Interviewed by on-line news and analysis journal, Venezuelanalysis: Venezuela Views, News, and Analysis. Interview posted at http://www.venezuelanalysis.com in June 2005.
2005 “Altering the Course of Globalization,” public lecture, “Forum and Town Hall Meeting: The Impact of Corporate Globalization,” Falkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library, Main Branch, June 9.
2005 Interviewed by Newsday on U.S. involvement in Venezuela. Interview published in May 1 issue and available from n http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-wovene034241232may01,0,4533593.story?coll=ny-worldnews-headlines.
2005 “The Crisis of Global Capitalism and the Folly of Conventional Thinking on It”, paper presentation and discussion, 29th Conference of the Political Economy of the World System (PEWS) Section of the American Sociological Association, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, April 14-17.
2005 “Marxism, the Crisis of Global Capitalism, and the Folly of Conventional Marxist Thinking on it,” and “Public Sociologies and Critical Globalization Studies: Six Theses,” two panel presentations and discussions, International Studies Association, Annual Congress, March 1-5, Honolulu.
2005 “The Global System and Resistance and Transformation in Latin America,” presentation and discussion, conference on “Homelands, Borders and Trade In Latin America: Freedom, Violence, And Exchange After 9-11”, Center For Iberian And Latin American Studies (CILAS), University of California-San Diego, Feb. 24-25.
2005 “The Crisis of Global Capitalism: 21st Century Challenges,” university-wide invited lecture, University of California, Riverside, January 19.
2004 Interviewed by The NewStandard on Iraqi elections and U.S. involvement. Interview published on Dec. 13 in article titled “Controversial U.S. Groups Operate Behind Scenes in Iraq Vote,” available from http://newstandardnews.net/content/?action=show_item&itemid=1311.
2004 “Latin America and the Crisis of Global Capitalism: Challenges, Opportunities, Hazards,” first Annual Lecture, Society for Lati n American Studies, London, October 29.
2004 “Neo-Liberalism and Global Crisis: Opportunities, Challenges, and Hazards,” keynote address, conference, “Neo-Liberalism: Historical Perspectives and Critical Possibilities,” Princeton University, 15 October.
2004 “Critical Reflections on Global Society,” keynote address, Illinois Sociological Association, Annual Congress, Chicago, 14 October.
2004 “Latin America in the Global System: Crisis and Change,” paper presentation and panel discussion, and Discussant for panel on “Latin America in the Changing International Political Economy,” Latin American Studies Association, Congress, Las Vegas, 6-9 October.
2004 “Nuevas Modalidades de Intervencion Norteamericana en el Marco de la Globalizacion: La ‘Promocion de la Democracia’ y el Caso de Venezuela,” presentation and audience discussion, Conference on “Como Nos Ven? Venezuela en La Academia Anglo-Sajona,” Facultad de Economia y Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, 5 August.
2004 “Los Desafios del Siglo XXI: Globalizacion y Crisis,” Public Lecture, sponsored by Facultad de Ciencias Economicas, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 5 July.
2004 “Debate sobre Globalizacion y Coyuntura Mundial,” Public Lecture, sponsored by Postgraduate Program, Universidad Abierta Interamericana, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 3 July.
2004 “Capitalismo Global y Crisis Global: Respuestas Teoricas y Politicas,” public lecture sponsored by the Facultad de Ciencias Sociales and the Programa de Estudios Sobre Democracia y Transformacion Global, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru, 9 June.
2004 Visiting Professor, Instituto de Asuntos Publicos, Universidad de Chile, May/June, lecture series on “Las Relaciones Internacionales y las Teorias de la Globalizacion,” Santiago, Chile.
2004 “Perspectives on Recent U.S. Foreign Policy and Democracy,” radio interview on KZYX and KZYZ, Medocino County, California, Feb. 7.
2003 The Contribution of Latino Immigrants to the California Economy, Television Interview, UNIVISION Spanish language television network, Dec. 10.
2003 “Gramsci and Globalization: From Nation-State to Transnational Hegemony,” paper presented by invitation and plenary discussion, workshop on “Images of Gramsci: Connections and Contentions in Political Theory and International Relations, Oct. 24-25, University of Nottingham, UK.
2003 Lecture by invitation, Moscow Linguistic Institute, “Globalization: The Latest State of Capitalism, From Lenin to Bush,” Moscow, Oct. 20.
2003 Presentation and discussion, “Social Activism and Democracy in South Africa: A Global Perspective,” IDASA (Institute for Democracy in South Africa), conference on “Social Activism and Socio-Economic Rights: Deepening Democracy in South Africa,” Cape Town, Aug. 11-13.
2003 Multiple participation and presentations in plenaries and panels, conference on “Towards Critical Globalization Studies: Continued Debates, New Directions, and Neglected Topics”, UCSB/Global Studies Association, May 1-4.
2003 “Global Capitalism, Global Crisis,” university-wide lecture, by invitation, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia, March 19.
2003 “Latin America in the Empire of Global Capital,” paper presentation and plenary discussion, conference on “Labor, Race and Empire,” University of California-Irvine, UCI Labor Studies Program, March 6-7, 2003.
2003 Public lecture and panel discussion, “The Collapse of Neo-Liberalism and Political-Economic Crisis in Latin America,” “South America Forum,” University of California at Santa Barbara, public forum organized by Honor y Orgullo Latinoamericano student forum.
2002 Week-long series of lectures on globalization, world political economy, transnational processes in Latin America, and U.S. foreign policy, University of Havana, Cuba, November 3-7. Lecture series included paper presentation, “La Crisis Global y la Politica Exterior Norteamericana hacia American Latinoamerica, and panel discussion, conference on “Hemispheric Relations After September 11,” November 4, Center for the Study of the United States and Center for the Study of the Americas.
2002 “Globalization and Resistance: Views from Above and Views From Below,” Center for Historical and Social Change, Historical Perspectives Lecture Series, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, invited speech, October 7.
2002 “The Crisis of Global Capitalism: How it Looks from Latin America,” paper presentation and panel discussion, annual international economics conference, Middle Eastern Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, September 9-11.
2002 “Remapping Development in Light of Globalization: From a Territorial to a Social Cartography,” and “Global Capitalism and Transnational Capitalist Hegemony,” papers presented and panel discussion, American Sociological Association annual conference, August 16-19, Chicago.
2002 "In the Aftermath of War and Pacification: Globalization and Social Change in 21st Century Central America," public lecture sponsored by Latin American and Iberian Studies program, University of California-Santa Barbara.
2002 “The Ongoing Debate on Transnational Class and State Formation,” paper presentation and panel discussion, Global Studies Association conference, Chicago, May 10-12.
2002 “Global Capitalism and Transnational Hegemony,” paper presentation and panel discussion, and discussant on panel on globalization and resistance, Political Economy of the World-System, annual conference, Riverside, May 2-4.
2002 Multiple participation in 43rd Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, New Orleans, March 24-27: 1) “Globalization and Development Theory in the Neo-Liberal Age,” paper presentation and panel discussion; 2) panel participant, “Roundtable on Historicising Globalization: The Question of the Political”; 3) discussant, panel on “The World System, Historical Materialism, and Gramsci: Revisiting the Agency-Structure Problematique”; 4) discussant, panel on “Globalization and the Politics of Protest.”
2002 “The Crisis of Global Capitalism: How it Looks from Latin America,” paper presented and session discussion, “Seminar on the Global Crisis,” Transnational Institute, February 17-18. Amsterdam
2001 Panelist/participant in seminar, “Rethinking Central American Modernization in the Age of Globalization,” Social Science Research Council, New York, October 28.
2001 “The Debate on Globalization, the Transnational Capitalist Class, and the Rise of a Transnational State,” paper presentation and panel discussion, American Sociological Association, 96th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, August 18-21.
2001 “Transnational State Formation,” paper presentation and panel discussion, special meeting of the International Studies Association (US) and international studies associations from Hong Kong, Japan, and other countries, Hong Kong, July 23-25.
2001 “Globalizacion y Desigualdades Mundiales,” three-week seminar taught to graduate students, Masters Program in International Relations, Central American University, Managua, Nicaragua, June 23-July 15.
2001 “Globalization and Development,” presentation and discussion, conference on “Latin American Sociology and the Sociology of Latin America,” Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida-Gainesville, April 19-21.
2001 “Promoting Polyarchy: Changing Modes of Social Control in Latin America,” presentation by special invitation and panel discussion, conference on “The United States and Latin America after the Cold War/Estados Unidos y America Latina Despues de la Guerra Fria,” Center for Intercultural Dialogue on Development and NACLA, Cuernavaca, Mexico, April 6-8.
2001 “The Global Economy and 21st Century Politics and Social Struggles,” guest lecture by special invitation, “Forum on the Future of Politics: Globalization,” Northern Arizona University, March 28.
2001 “Alternative Futures in Global Society,” presentation, International Roundtable of Unions, Social Movements, and NGOs, Bangkok, Thailand, March 11-13, co-sponsored by Focus on the Global South and the Friedrich-Ebert -Stiftung Foundation.
2001 “Maldevelopment: Globalization and Social Change in Central America,” presentation, Center for Latin American Studies 2001 Colloquia Series, New Mexico State University, February 28.
2001 “Transnational Processes and Changing Social Hierarchies in the World System: A Central American Case Study,” and “Globalization as a Macro-Structural-Historical Framework of Analysis: The Case of Central America,” papers presented and panel discussion, International Studies Association, 42nd Annual Convention, Chicago, February 21 and 22. Discussant, panel on “Global Capital - global Labour? New Challenges and Strategies of Internationalism and Global Solidarity,” February 22.
2000 “Globalization and Resistance: Views from Above and Views From Below,” guest lecture by special invitation of Croft Institute for International Studies, University of Mississippi, Oxford (Miss.), November 16
2000 “The Emerging Global Society,” guest lecture by special invitation, delivered at Metropolitan State College, Denver, November 2.
2000 “Social Theory and Globalization: The Rise of a Transnational State,” paper presented and panel discussion, American Sociological Association, 95th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 13.
2000 “Defining National Interests in the Age of ‘Stateless” Capital,” keynote address, conference on “Globalization and U.S. Foreign Policy,” American Friends Service Committee, Cambridge, Mass., May 6.
2000 “Global Democracy” and “Analysis of a Transnational State Apparatus,” papers presented and panel discussion (two panels), International Studies Association, 41st Annual Convention, Los Angeles, March 14 and 15.
2000 “Sociologia de las Desigualdades Globales,” two-week intensive post-graduate seminar taught, as visiting professor, Central American University, Managua, Nicaragua. February 26-March 3.
1999 “Central America and Global Capitalism: Regional Lessons for the Sociology of Development,” paper presented and panel discussion, American Sociological Association, 94th Annual Meeting, Chicago, August 7; “ and discussant for session on “Cross-Cultural/Comparative Sociology: Comparative Studies Encounter a Global Economy,” August 10.
1999 “Twenty Years Later: Reflections on the Nicaraguan Revolution,” Radio Interview, KGNY, Boulder Couny Public Radio, 19 July.
1999 “La Globalizacion y Su Incidencia en la Sociedad Centroamericana y la Gobernabilidad,” Keynote Address, conference on “Globalizacion, Gobernabilidad, y Desarrollo,” Iberoamerican University for Science and Technology/Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Managua, Nicaragua, May 6.
1999 “Globalizacion y la Transformacion de Centroamerica,” lecture given by invitation of Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Guatemala branch, Guatemala City, May 3.
1999 “Globalization and the Rise of a Transnational State,” lecture, Institute of Public Policy, De Montfort University, Leicester, England, April 14.
1999 “Capitalist Globalization and the Transnationalization of the State,” paper presented and panel discussion, Transatlantic Workshop on Globalization and Historical Materialism, University of Warwick, England, April 15-17.
1999 “Globalization and Development,” lecture, Center for Migration and Development, Princeton University, March 11.
1999 “The Nigerian Elections in International Perspective,” radio interview, Pacifica News Service, February 23.
1998 “Global Capitalism and the U.S. Promotion of Polyarchy in Latin America,” and “Central America in the Global System,” papers presented and panel discussion, Latin American Studies Association, (LASA) Congress, Chicago, Sept. 23-26.
1998 "Neo-Liberalism, The Global Elite, and the Guatemalan Transition: A Critical Macrostructural Analysis," paper presented (in Spanish) and panel discussion, conference on "Guatemalan Develoopment and Democratization: Proactive Responses to Globalization," sponsored by National Science Foundation, UNICEP and UNDP (United Nations), Universidad del Valle (Guatemala), and Johns Hopkins University (US), Guatemala City, March 26-28.
1998 "La globalization, el nuevo model de desarrollo en Centroamerica y sus perspectivas," keynote address, conference on "La Globalizacion y los Factores de Riesgo en Nicaragua," sponsored by Fundacion Millennium and Superior Council of Private Enterprise (Nicaragua), Managua, Nicaragua, March 23.
1998 "La economia global y los procesos transnacionales en Centroamerica," talk given by invitation of the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (Costa Rican chapter), San Jose, 24 March.
1997 "Latin America and the United States: The Challenge of the Twenty-First Century," university-Wide and public lecture, University of Tennessee, College of Arts and Sciences, Knoxville, November 24.
1997 "Beyond Nation-State Paradigms: Globalization, Sociology, and the Challenge of Transnational Studies," paper presented and panel discussion, American Sociological Association (ASA) 92nd Annual Meeting, Toronto, August 9-13.
1997 "Centroamerica ante la Globalizacion y las Responsabilidades de los Intelectuales," university-wide address, Central American University, Managua, Nicaragua, June 26.
1997 "Globalizacion y el Sistem Internacional," 20 hour intensive seminar as visiting professor, Master Degree in International Relations Program, Central American University, Managua, Nicaragua, 16-29 June.
1997 "Transnational Processes in Central America: A Study on Globalization and Social Change," paper presented and panel discussion, Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Congress, Guadalajara, Mexico, April 17-19.
1997 "The Ogoni, the Environment, and Transnational Corporations," lecture and panel discussion, Amnesty International, Tennessee Chapter, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, March 17.
1996 "Sistema Contemporaneo Internacional", one-month intensive seminar as visiting professor, Masters Degree in International Relations Program, Central American University, Managua, Nicaragua.
1995 "Democracy in the New World Order," one-half hour radio presentation, "The Gary Null Show: Natural Living," WBAI, New York, 26 October.
1995 "Nicaragua and the World, 1960s-1990s," paper presented and panel discussion, Latin American Studies Association (LASA) conference, September 28-30, Washington, D.C.
1995 "Incorporating Latin American Studies into High School Curriculum," workshops organized and lectures for a two seek seminar on Latin America in high school curriculums, "Resources for Teaching About the Americas," sponsored jointly by the U.S. Department of Education and the Latin American Institute, University of New Mexico, May 30-June 17.
1994 "Fuerzas Armadas, Democracia en America Latina, y Politica Exterior Norteamericana" Invited by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to present lecture and paper, International Conference on "Estado, Sociedad, Fuerzas Armadas y Derechos Humanos," January 13-14, Managua, Nicaragua.
1994 "Central America: Which Way After the Cold War?," lecture for the Central America Peace Alliance, and Channel 27 (local public television), Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 10.
1993 "The National Endowment for Democracy in Latin America: Promoting Polyarchy and Preempting Social Justice," Keynote Speech and paper, Conference on the National Endowment for Democracy and U.S. Policy in Latin America, University of Ohio, Athens, September 30.
1993 "Latin America and the Clinton Administration," lectures at University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, and University of Iowa at Ames, invited by local peace groups, July 17-20
1993 "Cuba and the Clinton Administration," lecture, Latin American Institute, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 30 April.
1993 "U.S.-Cuban Relations and the New World Order," two weeks of public lectures in Havana, Cuba, on U.S.-Cuban relations and the New World Order. Invited by the University of Havana and the Centro de Estudios sobre America, January.
1990 "The Communications Media in Central America," lecture, Latin American Institute, University of New Mexico, October.
1990 Participant in "Frontline," CNN, panel discussion on results of Nicaraguan elections, Washington, D.C., February.
1987-90 Regular Guest Speaker, Close Up Foundation, Washington, D.C., Lectured on U.S.-Central American relations.
1989 Panelist, "Nicaraguan Dialogue", five days of sessions on conflict resolution in Central America, sponsored by the U.S. Institute for Peace, the Trinity Forum and the Latin American Institute of the University of New Mexico, February and April.
1989 "Anti-Americanism or Anti-Interventionism," speech, Latin American Seminar, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, July.
1988 "Beyond the Cold War in the Caribbean Basin," Lecture and paper presented, Biannual Conference of National Alliance of Third World Journalists," Atlanta, April.
1987 "An Alternative U.S. Policy for Central America," guest lecture, Conference of the Association of Social Anthropologists, Washington, D.C., September.
1984 National Speaking tour in the United States as representative of Agencia Nueva Nicaragua international news service, invited by universities, educational and public advocacy groups to lecture on the November 1984 Nicaraguan elections. Spoke at some 30 university and 10 public forums in 15 states of the United States, September and October 1984.
Numerous Journalist Reports in the Following Outlets (1980-1996)
(partial listing of news publications and media outlets in which articles and commentaries have appeared)
Baltimore Sun (Baltimore)
British Broadcasting Corporation (London)
Business and Society (New York)
Covert Action Quarterly (Washington, D.C.)
El Nacional (Mexico)
El Nuevo Diario (Nicaragua)
El Pais (Spain)
El Periodista (Argentina)
El Proceso (Mexico)
Insight (Washington, D.C.)
In these Times (Chicago)
La Juventud (Uruguay)
La Prensa (Nicaragua)
Latinamerica Press (Lima)
Multinational Monitor (Washington. D.C.)
Noticiero Latino (Los Angeles radio news reports)
Oakland Tribune (Oakland, CA)
Orlando Spectator (Orlando, Fla.)
Pacific News Service (subscriber news service, San Francisco)
Radio Primerisima (Nicaraguan radio talk show)
San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco)
'Smysl' Magazine (Moscow)
Southern Africa Magazine (New York)
The Guardian (London)
The Guardian (New York)
Uno mas Uno (Mexico)
American Sociological Association
Latin American Studies Association.
International Studies Association.
Global Studies Association.
Sociologists Without Borders
Union of Nicaraguan Journalists (past member and officer 1984-1990)
* Spoken and Written Fluency in Spanish
* Translation/Interpreting Spanish-English,
* Working Knowledge (spoken and written) of Portuguese
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