Walden Bello is a Filipino academic, environmentalist, and activist who served as a member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines (2009-2016).
He is currently the International Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Binghamton University and retired professor of sociology and public administration at the University of the Philippines Diliman, as well as the co-founder of progressive research and analysis institute Focus on the Global South Institute in Bangkok, Thailand.
Walden is the author or co-author of 25 books, including Counterrevolution: The Global Rise of the Far Right (2019), Paper Dragons: China and the Next Crash (2019), Capitalism’s Last Stand? (2013), Food Wars (2009), Dragons in Distress: Asia’s Miracle Economies in Crisis (1990), and Development Debacle: The World Bank in the Philippines (1982). He received his PhD in Sociology from Princeton University in 1975.
Walden received the Right Livelihood Award (also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize) in 2003 for his work showing the negative impacts of corporate-driven globalization and was named the Outstanding Public Scholar of the International Studies Association in 2008.