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Gar Alperovitz

Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy
1140F Tydings Hall
College Park, MD 20742
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Author, The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb, subject of BBC and German-TV documentaries, and served as consultant for U.S. TV documentary on the bomb.

Serves as President of the National Center for Economic and Security Alternatives, and is a founding principal of the Democracy Collaborative. Former Fellow of King's College at Cambridge University, Harvard's Institute of Politics, guest scholar, Brookings Institution.

Books include Atomic Diplomacy, America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy, Rebuilding America (co-author), Making a Place for Community (co-author); media appearances include "Meet the Press," "Larry King Live," "The Charlie Rose Show," "Cross Fire," and "O'Reilly Factor"

Area of Expertise: 

History/future of nuclear weapons, arms control and disarmament strategies; political-economic issues including state/local responses to globalization, national fiscal crisis, wealth inequality, innovative responses to job outsourcing, social security reform, progressive trade policy

Ph.D. Political-Economy Cambridge University, U.K.