Dr. Jeb Sprague is a Research Associate at the University of California at Riverside specializing in globalization trends, transnationalism, political sociology and their effects in the Caribbean and Latin America.  Dr. Sprague is the co-founder of the Network for the Critical Studies of Global Capitalism and has previously taught at the University of Virginia and at the University of California at Santa Barbara, the latter academic institution being where he received his doctorate in sociology.  He is the author of "Globalizing the Caribbean" and earlier "Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Hait."  His articles have appeared in many academic journals as well as the Grayzone, The Canary and Counterpunch.  His website is JebSprague.Blogspot.com 

Prof William Robinson is Professor of Sociology and Latin American Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is also on the university’s faculty in its Global and International Studies Program. William is a scholar activist, deeply involved in Third World struggles for social justice, the Latin American left, popular empowerment of populations and participatory democracy and government.  His areas of focus include globalization, transnationalism, political economics, immigration and a variety of sociological issues. William received his graduate degrees from the University of New Mexico. In the 1980s he worked as a journalist and activist during the revolution in Nicaragua. He has published nine books, his latest being “Into the Tempest: Essays on the New Global Capitalism," which investigates how global capitalism is now controlled by a multinational capitalist class and is contributing to draconian policies in the US and other developed nations giving rise to nationalist police states.  His forthcoming book scheduled for release next year is "The Global Police State." His website is SOC.UCSB.edu/Faculty/Robinson 



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