Daily Archives: September 6, 2018

Anuradha Mittal – Founder & Executive Director – Oakland Institute

Soil Not Oil Coalition
Published on Feb 25, 2018

Keynote Speaker Filmed on September 7th 2017 @ Richmond, CA, USA Soil Not Oil International Environmental Conference #3 http://SoilNotOilCoalition.org

Ms. Anuradha Mittal is the founder and executive director of the Oakland Institute https://www.OaklandInstitute.org/ , is an internationally renowned expert on development, human rights and agriculture issues. Recipient of several awards, Anuradha Mittal was named as the Most Valuable Thinker by the Nation magazine. More recently, the Institute under Anuradha’s leadership unveiled land investment deals in the developing world which revealed a disturbing pattern of a lack of transparency, fairness, and accountability. The dynamic relationship between research, advocacy, and international media coverage has resulted in an amazing string of successes and organizing in the U.S. and abroad. Anuradha has authored and edited numerous books and reports including The Long Shadow of War: The Struggle for Justice in Postwar Sri Lanka https://www.oaklandinstitute.org/site… ;

(Mis)Investment in Agriculture: The Role of the International Finance Corporation in the Global Land Grab https://www.oaklandinstitute.org/site… ;

The Great Land Grab: Rush for World’s Farmland Threatens Food Security for the Poor https://www.oaklandinstitute.org/site… ;

Voices from Africa: African Farmers and Environmentalists Speak out Against a New Green Revolution https://www.oaklandinstitute.org/site… ; 2008 Food Price Crisis: Rethinking Food Security Policies https://www.g24.org/wp-content/upload… ;

and Turning the Tide: Challenging the Right on Campus https://www.oaklandinstitute.org/site… ; among others. Her articles and opinion pieces have been published in widely circulated newspapers. Anuradha has addressed the Congress, the United Nations, given several hundred keynote addresses including invitational events from governments and universities, and has been interviewed on CNN, BBC World, CBC, ABC, Al-Jazeera, National Public Radio and Voice of America. Anuradha is on the board and advisory committees of several non profit organizations including CorpWatch http://www.CorpWatch.org

and is a member of the independent board of Ben & Jerry’s which focuses on providing leadership for Ben & Jerry’s http://BenAndJerrysFoundation.org/ social mission and brand integrity.

Talk – Anuradha Mittal – The Global Justice Movement and the Meltdown of Neoliberalism

Published on Nov 21, 2009

Talk by Anuradha Mittal, Founder of the Oakland Institute on “The Global Justice Movement and the Meltdown of Neoliberalism” given October 16, 2009 at the National Lawyers Guild Law for the People 2009 Convention in Seattle.

Food Tank Webinar: Anuradha Mittal, Founder and Executive Director of the Oakland Institute

Danielle Nierenberg
Published on Mar 23, 2016

Anuradha Mittal, founder and executive director of the Oakland Institute, is an internationally renowned expert on trade, development, human rights and agriculture issues. Her presentation focuses on land and resources grabs, as well as solutions and strategies implemented by the Oakland Institute.

Anuradha Mittal: World Hunger

Jim Lockhart
Published on Jun 8, 2010

Anuradha Mital speaking at the 2010 Environmental Land Earth and Water Conference in Eugene Oregon. Anuradha Mittal is an internationally renowned expert on trade, development, human rights, and agriculture issues. After working as the codirector of Food First/ Institute for Food and Development Policy, Mittal established the Oakland Institute, a progressive policy think tank, in 2004.

Anuradha Mittal – Decolonizing our Food System: Lessons from Africa

Published on Jul 10, 2016

Talk by Anuradha Mittal, Exec. Dir. of the Oakland Institute on “Decolonizing our Food System: Lessons from Africa” recorded July 9, 2016 at University Christian Church in Seattle as the Keynote at Community Alliance for Global Justice 10th Annual Dinner.

Anuradha Mittal in Conversation with Rajkumar

Published on Jul 27, 2016

Dr Anuradha Mittal, founder and executive director of the Oakland Institute, California. She is an internationally renowned expert on trade, development, human rights and agriculture issues. In Conversation with S A N Rajkumar she talks about her research in Sri Lanka.

Anuradha Mittal – Executive Director – Oakland Institute – Nov 15th 2017

Soil Not Oil Coalition
Published on Jan 7, 2018

Closing the Gap China-Africa ties: How China is transforming Africa smartphone market

Published on Jul 30, 2018

After years of friendly relations, China-Africa ties have expanded beyond trade and investment to include all aspects of life. Join us as we showcase just some of the ways that Africa and China are closing the gap between the regions. https://www.cnbcafrica.com/videos/

Community of Common Destiny: Neo-Colonialism: What has China done in Africa?

CGTN Africa
Published on Sep 20, 2017

China and African countries have enjoyed a long friendship. Today, China is Africa’s largest trading partner and it does business with its African counterparts in unprecedented ways. But, some in the West have accused China of practicing neo-colonialism. What is China really doing in Africa? Is China enforcing colonialism on the continent? What is at the heart of the relationship between China and Africa? CGTN’s Lindy Mtongana went from Nairobi to Beijing, to find out.

Opportunity or neocolonialism?


Published on Jul 8, 2014

Land grabbing is one of the most controversial issues of the moment and Milan is ready to host the debate as well.Local communities and NGO activists call it land grabbing. The World Bank prefers to emphasise economic and employment growth prospects connected to contracts for the sale or leasing of growing land. The land grabbing we’re talking about in this capsule, in short, is one of the most controversial issues of the moment and Expo 2015 is ready to host this heated debate in Milan as well. We will of course come back to it with more in-depth information and discussion open to the whole of our community. In the meantime, to get a clearer idea of the phenomenon, you can have a look at the landmatrix.org database.