Radhika Balakrishnan is the Executive Director of the Center for Global Women's Leadership and the Professor of the Women's and Gender Studies Department at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
Socialists Scholars Conference
At the 1998 Socialists Scholars Conference, Democratic Socialists of America worked with the Forum of Indian Leftists (FOIL) to sponsor two panels on globalization, economic justice and the MAI. One included speakers from Public Citizen and 50 Years is Enough, focused on the MAI and its potential impact on Southern countries.
The second, which included feminist economist, Radhika Balakrishnan, addressed gender, human rights and globalization, .
Letter to Obama
In March 2009 dozens of 'human rights groups' and activists in the United States, signed a statement urging President Barack Obama to rethink his decision to boycott the United Nations-sponsored anti-racism conference.
- As you know, the Durban Review Conference is one of the most important international platforms for discussing the elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerances. Given the brutal history of slavery and Jim Crow in the United States, your Administration has much to contribute to this discussion. A boycott would be inconsistent with your policy of engagement with the international community…
Individual signers of the statement included Radhika Balakrishnan of the Professor of Economics and International Studies, Marymount Manhattan College.