Anuradha Mittal, "a native of India, is an internationally renowned expert on trade, development, human rights, democracy, and agriculture issues. She is the founder and director of a policy think tank, The Oakland Institute, that works to ensure public participation and democratic debate on the most crucial economic and social policy issues that affect peoples' lives through nonpartisan research, analysis, and advocacy. Building on the identification of human rights as the foundation of global democracy, the Oakland Institute uses the rights-based approach to reframe the public debate and build an agenda for common action.
"A much sought after speaker, Mittal has given several hundred keynote addresses at colleges and universities as well as invitational events. She has appeared on television and radio shows around the world . She is the author, editor, and has contributed articles in numerous books including America Needs Human Rights, The Future in the Balance: Essays on Globalization and Resistance, Voices From the South: Third World Speaks Out Against Genetic Engineering, Shafted: Free Trade Agreements and America's Working Poor, Views From the South: Effects of Globalization and the WTO on Third World Countries, and 10 Reasons to Abolish the IMf and World Bank.
"Mittal's articles and opinion pieces have been published in widely-circulated newspapers including The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Bangkok Post, Economic and Political Weekly, Houston Chronicle, Dollars and Sense, Adbusters, and The Nation.
"Mittal serves on boards of several non-profit organizations including ETC group, formerly known as RAFI and the Polaris Institute (USA). Prior to starting the Oakland Institute, she spent nearly a decade at Food First/ Institute for Food and Development Policy and was the co-director from 2000-2004." 
"She is on the board and advisory committees of several non profit organizations including the Polaris Institute, Natural Capital Institute, Genetic Engineering Policy Alliance, and National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Sustainability Committee, among others." 
"Mittal is on the jury of the Right Livelihood Award (also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize) and also sits on the board of the Turning Point Project, and the ETC group (formerly known as RAFI)." 
"She is on the board and advisory committees of several non profit organizations including the Right Livelihood Award (also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize) and is a member of the independent board of Ben & Jerry's which focuses on providing leadership for Ben & Jerry’s social mission and brand integrity." 
- Director, International Forum on Globalization 
- Advisory Committee, Kumarian Press 
- Jury Member, Right Livelihood Award 
- Advisory Board, World Future Council 
Resources and articles
Related Sourcewatch articles
- Anuradha Mittal, Speak Out, accessed December 20, 2007.
- Staff, Oakland Institute, accessed May 22, 2008.
- Biographies, accessed October 20, 2009.
- Bing Gong, International Forum on Globalization, accessed October 18, 2011.
- Board, International Forum on Globalization, accessed October 18, 2011.
- Advisory Committee, Kumarian Press, accessed December 20, 2007.
- Jury, Right Livelihood Award, accessed December 20, 2007.
- Advisory Board, World Future Council, accessed January 5, 2009.