- Acknowledgements and Contributors
Humanity convened to discuss the New International Economic Order in Kandersteg, Switzerland, thanks to the extraordinary generosity of the Erich Maria Remarque Institute of New York University, its director K. E. Fleming, its associate director Jair Kessler, and their staff. Joining the editors and contributors were Olabisi Akinkugbe, Neil Larsen, Vanessa Ogle, and Odd Arne Westad, and their roles in our path to this special issue are also gratefully acknowledged.
Antony Anghie is Samuel D. Thurman Professor of Law at the S. J. Quinney School of Law, University of Utah. His research interests include international economic law and globalization, and the history and theory of international law. He has taught at various universities including Cornell, Harvard, Melbourne, and the American University of Cairo. He is a member of the Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) network of scholars and is the author of Imperialism, Sovereignty, and the Making of International Law (Cambridge, 2005).
Jennifer Bair is associate professor of sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She works at the intersection of global political economy and development studies. She is the editor of Frontiers of Commodity Chains Research (Stanford, 2009) and coeditor of Workers’ Rights and Labor Compliance in Global Supply Chains: Is a Social Label the Answer? (Routledge, 2013). Her journal publications include articles in Social Problems, World Development, Global Networks, Economy and Society, and Signs. She is currently studying how and why network approaches to development, such as the Global Value Chains Framework, have diffused so widely in recent years.
Bret Benjamin is associate professor of English at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Author of Invested Interests: Capital, Culture, and the World Bank (Minnesota, 2007), Benjamin teaches courses in transnational cultural studies, Marxist theory, postcolonial literature, and globalization studies. In addition to his primary faculty appointment in upstate New York, he has held temporary teaching posts at Moscow State University in Russia and the English and Foreign Languages University in Hyderabad, India.
Johanna Bockman is associate professor of sociology and global affairs at George Mason University. She specializes in economic sociology, sociology of globalization, and East European Studies. She is author of Markets in the Name of Socialism: The Left-Wing Origins of Neoliberalism (Stanford, 2011). She is currently writing a book on the 1980s debt crisis from the perspectives of the socialist and Third Worlds. She also runs a blog “Sociology in My Neighborhood” about gentrification in Washington, DC, and is the president of the District of Columbia Sociological Society. [End Page 235]
Roland Burke is lecturer in history at La Trobe University. His principal area of research is the history of human rights. He is the author of Decolonization and the Evolution of International Human Rights (Pennsylvania, 2010) and was the recipient of the Crawford Medal (2010) for early career scholarship from the Australian Academy of the Humanities. At present, he is completing a manuscript on the intellectual history of arguments against the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, provisionally titled “Human Rights in Eclipse.”
Christopher Dietrich is assistant professor of history at Fordham University. He has written articles on the history of U.S. foreign relations, decolonization, and oil in Itinerario, Diplomacy & Statecraft, the International History Review, and CounterPunch. His first book manuscript is a transnational history of anticolonial legal and economic thought from the early postwar era to the 1970s. It examines how subaltern elites from the oil-producing nations sought to rectify historical economic injustices through an intellectual and political program that emphasized state rights in international society.
Giuliano Garavini is FIRB Lecturer in International History at the University of Padua. He coordinates the Italian FIRB Research Project “Engines of Growth.” His most recent book is After Empires: European Integration, Decolonization and the Challenge from the Global South 1957–1986 (Oxford, 2012). He is now working on a new project titled “OPEC: Empires, States, and Capital in the History of Oil.”
Nils Gilman is associate chancellor at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Mandarins of the Future: Modernization Theory in Cold War America (Johns Hopkins, 2003) and coeditor of Humanity.
Priya Lal is assistant professor of history at Boston College...