Gar Alperovitz "has had a distinguished career as a historian, political economist, activist, writer, and government official. He is currently the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland and is a former Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University; Harvard’s Institute of Politics; the Institute for Policy Studies; and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution.
"He is the author of critically acclaimed books on the atomic bomb and atomic diplomacy and his articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, the New Republic, The Nation, and the Atlantic among other popular and academic publications. He has been profiled by the New York Times, the Associated Press, People, UPI and Mother Jones and has been a guest on numerous network TV and cable news programs, including “Meet the Press,” “Larry King Live,” “The Charlie Rose Show,” “Cross Fire,” and “the O’Reilly Factor.”
"In addition to his media appearances, his work has been featured in TV documentaries, including two BBC programs and an ABC Peter Jennings Special on the use of the atomic bomb. As a well known policy expert, he has testified before numerous Congressional committees and lectures widely around the country.
"Alperovitz received a bachelor of science degree from the university of Wisconsin; a masters degree from the University of California at Berkeley; and his Ph.D. in political economy as a Marshall Scholar at Cambridge University. After completing his studies he served as a legislative director in both houses of Congress and as a special assistant in the State Department.
"Among his many achievements is having been the architect of the first modern steel industry attempt at worker ownership in Youngstown, Ohio. In addition, he was nominated to be a member of the Council of Economic Advisers by leading national consumer, labor, and environmental organizations.
"He is also the president of the National Center for Economic and Security Alternatives and is a founding principal of the University of Maryland-based Democracy Collaborative, an international research institution sponsored by leading universities and citizen organizations around the nation." 
- Founder/Advisor, Campaign for America's Future
- Director, New Economics Institute 
- Editorial Board, Solutions Journal 
- Advisory Board, American Sustainable Business Council 
His website is http://www.garalperovitz.com
Resources and articles
Related Sourcewatch articles
- About the Author, Gar Alperovitz, accessed February 9, 2009.
- Board, New Economics Institute, accessed December 12, 2011.
- Solutions Journal Editorial Board, organizational web page, accessed June 18, 2013.
- American Sustainable Business Council Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed December 27, 2013.