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David Korten - Biography:



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David Korten: Dr. David Korten is a respected author and a leading authority on International Development in Third World countries. He has over thirty-five years of experience in pre-eminent business, academic and international development institutions as well as in contemporary citizen action organizations. He uses his presentations to raise consciousness of the political and institutional consequences of economic globalization and the expansion of corporate power at the expense of democracy, equity and the environment. Trained in economics, organization theory and business strategy with MBA and PhD degrees from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, his early career was devoted to setting up business schools in low income countries, in the hope that creating a new class of professional business entrepreneurs would be the key to ending global poverty. After graduation David completed his military service in Vietnam, before becoming a Visiting Associate Professor at Harvard University Graduate School of Business. In the late 1970's David left US academia and moved to Southeast Asia, where he lived for fifteen years, serving first as a Ford Foundation project specialist, and later as Asia regional advisor on development management to the US agency for International Development (USAID). His work there won him international recognition for his contributions to pioneering the development of powerful strategies for transforming public bureaucracies into responsive support systems dedicated to strengthening community control and management of land, water and forestry resources. David has become a regular guest on talk radio and television and a renowned international speaker since returning to the United States. His publications have now become required reading at Universities around the globe, and his expertise is much in demand.

Videos of David Korten from "Dalai Lama Renaissance":

David Korten meets the Dalai Lama

David Korten (Economist and author of "When Corporations Rule the World", and a leader in the fields of Economic Globalization, Anti-Globalization and the Expansion of Corporate Power) meeting and receiving a blessings scarf from the Dalai Lama. (Click Here)


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