Radhika Balakrishnan

Faculty Director, Center for Women's Global Leadership, Rutgers University

Radhika Balakrishnan is Faculty Director of the Center for Women's Global Leadership and Professor, Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from Rutgers University. Previously, she was Professor of Economics and International Studies at Marymount Manhattan College. She has worked at the Ford Foundation as a program officer in the Asia Regional Program. She is currently the Chair of the Board of the US Human Rights Network and on the Board of the Center for Constitutional Rights. She has published in the field of gender and development. A select list of her publications are listed below: Why MES with Human Rights: Integrating Macro Economic Strategies with Human Rights, 2005; edited The Hidden Assembly Line: Gender Dynamics of Subcontracted Work in a Global Economy, Kumarian Press, 2001; and co-edited Good Sex: Feminist Perspectives from the Worlds Religions, with Patricia Jung and Mary Hunt, Rutgers University Press, 2000. She has also authored numerous articles that have appeared in books and journals.