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Yash Tandon

Yash TandonVisiting Professor, CSGR

Yash is former Executive Director of the South Centre, an intergovernmental think tank for developing countries based in Geneva, and Founding Director of the Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI), an African regional NGO. Yash has a long career in national and international development and independence struggles. He has been a policymaker, a political activist, a professor and a public intellectual. Yash has degrees in economics and international relations from the LSE and has taught at several universities worldwide including the Makerere University, Uganda, University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, the LSE in the UK and Columbia University, US. Yash is currently undertaking research on alternative development theories and war and violence. He is currently appointed to the CSGR as a Visiting Professor under the auspices of the GRP-GG.

Research interests in global governance

  • Interface between Economics, Politics and Environment
  • Resistance against structures of Global Domination
  • War, Peace and Violence

Indicative publications


2009 Reflections and Foresights: Dare to Think Differently, South Centre and Fahamu

2008 Ending Aid Dependence, South Centre and Fahamu

1989: Militarism and Peace Education in Africa, African Association for Literacy and Adult Education (AALAE).


2011. “Open Versus Closed Energy Systems and Climate Change”, Society for International Development, April.

2011. “South Policy responses to the financial crisis”, Quito, Ecuador Conference on Financial Crisis, May

2009 “Neoliberalism’s ill-fated children”, Capital & Socialism. October

2000. “Root Causes of Peacelessness and Approaches to Peace in Africa,” in Peace & Change (A Journal of Peace Research), Vol. 25, No. 2, April.

1999: “,”The WTO Millennium Round: Strategies for African Countries,” Foundation for Global Dialogue, South Africa

1995: “Grassroots Resistance To Dominant Land Use Patterns in Southern Africa”, Bron R. Taylor (ed.), The Global Emergence of Radical and Popular Environmentalism, State University of New York Press.

1994: “Gandhi's Relevance in Contemporary Southern Africa”, published in B. R. Nanda (ed.), Mahatma Gandhi: 125 Years, New Delhi: Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

1993: “Village Contradictions in Africa”, published in Wolfgang Sachs (ed.), Global Ecology, London: Zed Books

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