Lau Kin Chi, Associate Professor of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, co-chair of the Interim Executive Committee of Asian Regional Exchange for New Alternatives (ARENA), Vice-president of World Forum for Alternatives (WFA), founding member of the Global University for Sustainability
Alex Khasnabish is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Mount Saint Vincent University and co-director of the Radical Imagination Project. He is the co-author (with Max Haiven) of _The Radical Imagination: Social Movement Research in the Age of Austerity_ (Zed Books, 2014) and co-editor (with Jeffrey Juris) of _Insurgent Encounters: Transnational Activism, Ethnography, and the Political_ (Duke University Press, 2013).
Brad Hornick is a Doctoral Candidate in Sociology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. "Climate Science and the Radicalization of Social Movements," dissertation in progress. Active active with systemchangenotclimatechange.org as well as many other grassroots organization.
NAOMI KLEIN is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the New York Times and #1 international bestseller, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Published worldwide in 2007, The Shock Doctrine is being published in 30 languages and has over a million copies in print. It appeared on multiple ‘best of year’ lists including as a New York Times Critics’ Pick of the Year.
Pablo Solon is executive director of Focus on Global South. He was previously the ambassador of Bolivia, under the Evo Morales government, to the United Nations. As ambassador, he became known as a tireless advocate for the rights of nature; he delivered the now famous speech explaining why Bolivia chose to “stand alone” by not signing the Cancun climate agreement in 2010.
Jim Shultz (Founder and Executive Director of the Democracy Centre, Bolivia): Jim is a native of President Richard Nixon’s hometown, Whittier, California. He later wisely migrated to UC Berkeley to obtain his undergraduate degree in political science (a not especially wise major, however). Jim spent the next two decades working in California politics, as staff to the California Legislature, and as an advocate with California Common Cause and Consumers Union.
Rebecca Pearse is a PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales. Her research spans environmental sociology and political economy. She has taught environmental politics and political economy at the University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney. She has been investigating social movement responses to climate change and the political economy of climate and energy policy in the Asia-Pacific region.