Michel Chossudovsky: Biographical Summary

There are a number of  deliberate “errors” and omissions in Michel Chossudovsky’s wikipedia entry. Defamatory statements. 

The same applies to the wikipedia entry for Global Research which has been merged with Chossudovsky’s entry. The objective is to smear GR. 

Below is a biographical summary focussing on Chossudovsky’s academic and professional activities, including publications and awards (including his contribution to the Encyclopedia Britannica)

To consult the complete Curriculum Vitae of Michel Chossudovsky click here


Biographical summary

Michel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa, Founder and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Montreal, Editor of Global Research.


Canada, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom


Ecole internationale, Geneva, Maturité fédérale suisse, type scientifique (C), 1962
BA (Econ) Honours, University of Manchester, UK, 1965
Diploma in Economic Planning, Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, Netherlands, 1967
Ph.D. Department of Economics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. 1971

Languages: Fluent in English, French, Spanish, German. Knowledge of Russian, Portuguese, Thai, Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, Melanesian (Papua New Guinea)

He has undertaken field research in Latin America, China, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, the Pacific and has written extensively on the economies of developing countries with a focus on poverty and social inequality. He has also undertaken research in Health Economics.

His more recent research focusses on geopolitics, military alliances,  global warfare and the impacts of nuclear war.

He has served as economic adviser to governments of developing countries and has acted as a consultant for several national and international organizations including the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the North South Institute (Ottawa), the UNDP, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the African Development Bank (ADB), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the International Labour Organization (ILO).

He has taught as visiting professor in Western Europe, Southeast Asia, the Pacific and Latin America

Academic and Research positions: 

University of Ottawa, Department of Economics, current position: Professor of Economics, emeritus, (1968- )

Catholic University of Chile (1973), Institute of Economics, Visiting Professor and Teaching Fellow, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Catholic University of Peru, Department of Economics, Visiting Professor (1974, 1989-90),

Senior Economic Adviser to the Minister of State for Planning and Research Director, Ministry of Planning (CORDIPLAN), Government of Venezuela, Caracas, 1975-76.

National University of Cordoba, Argentina (1976), Visiting Professor, Social Policy Institute. Under ILO Contract

Central University of Venezuela, Caracas (1976), Development Studies Centre (CENDES), Visiting Scholar and Lecturer

UN African Institute for Economic and Social Planning (IDEP), Dakar. Research Scholar and Lecturer, (1976)

Carleton University, School of International Affairs, Ottawa, Part Time lecturer (1977)

TV Ontario, Educational Television, Researcher and interviewer, Five part series on the Canadian Economy (1978-79)

University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Part Time Lecturer (1979-80)

University of Hong Kong (1981-82), Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre of Asian Studies (CAS), Honorary Research Fellow

University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG), Department of Economics, Port Moresby,(1985), Visiting Professor

Policy Adviser, Rural and Social Development, Department of Economic and Technical Cooperation (DTEC), Prime Minister’s Office, Royal Thai Government, Bangkok (1986-87)

Kohn Kaen University, Department of Social Sciences, Khon Kaen, Thailand (1987-88), Visiting Professor

Chulalongkorn University, Department of Economics, Bangkok, Research scholar (1991-92)

Institut des sciences mathématiques et économiques appliquées, Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris, (1980s), Visiting scholar

L’Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris (1993), Directeur de recherche invité, Visiting Research Fellow, Lecturer.

Peace University, Rovereto, Italy (2003, 2004), Visiting Scholar and Lecturer

University of the Philippines, Cebu (2015-2019). Visiting Professor

National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN), Managua (2019-2020), Centre for Development Studies Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann (CEDMEB), Founding Member of CEDMEB and Visiting Professor.


He is the author of:

Eleven books including several international best-sellers

La Miseria en Venezuela (1978),

Is the Canadian Economy Closing, (1979) (co-author),

Towards Capitalist Restoration? Chinese Socialism after Mao (1986), London, Macmillan

The Globalization of Poverty and The New World Order (1997, 2003) (published in 13 languages),

America’s “War on Terrorism” (2005) (published in 10 languages),

The Global Economic Crisis, The Great Depression of the Twenty-first Century (2009) (Editor),

Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War (2011) (published in 4 languages),

The Globalization of War, America’s Long War against Humanity (2015) (published in 4 languages)

More than 1500 articles, scholarly publications (Kyklos, International Journal of Statistics, Économie Appliquée, Southern Economic Journal, International Journal of Health Services, John Hopkins, etc.) chapters in books, reports published by national and international organizations (ADB, UNFPA, CIDA, UNECLAC, North-South Institute).

Conversations with Fidel Castro Ruz: The Dangers of Nuclear War, (October  11-15, 2010, available in several languages in print and online, chapter in book).

His writings have also appeared in Le monde diplomatique (Paris), The Journal of International Affairs (New York), the International Herald Tribune (and NYT),  Third World Resurgence,  The Ecologist (London UK), the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), The Nation (Bangkok), Dagens Nyheter (Stockholm), La Presse (Montreal), Junge Welt (Berlin), Hankoreh (Seoul, ROK),  Global Times (Beijing), People’s Daily (Beijing), Frontline (Chennai), Comercio Exterior (Mexico), Economic and Political Weekly (Mumbai), Peace Magazine (Toronto), etc.

Press interviews and TV interviews with (among others) CTV, CBC, RT, BBC, TVO, CCTV (Beijing), Global, Radio Canada, Tele Quebec, TV Ontario (five part series on the Canadian Economy), CNN, TV France 5, RTBF (Belgium), Press TV, TeleSur, MBC (ROK), Malaysian TV, Peru TV, Portugal TV, Nicaragua National TV, etc, Pacifica, Community radio in US, Canada, etc.

He is a contributor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. EB Article on the World Bank

His writings have been published in more than twenty languages.

Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission

Michel Chossudovsky is a signatory of the 2005 Kuala Lumpur Declaration to Criminalize War under the helm of Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia

Signatories of the 2005 Kuala Lumpur Declaration. From Left to Right: Francis A.Boyle, Helen Caldicott,  Denis J. Halliday, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Hans-Christof Von Sponeck, Michel Chossudovsky, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Michel Chossudovsky is a member of the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission (KLWCC) under the helm of Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, PM of Malaysia.

The KLWCC initiated the indictment against George W. Bush  et al  “for crimes of torture and war crimes”. (Judgement of the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal (KLWCT), 11 May 2012) and on “crimes of genocide” against the State of Israel, (Judgement of the Tribunal, November 25, 2013).

The 2015 Kuala Lumpur launching by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, PM of Malaysia of Michel Chossudovsky’s book

entitled The Globalization of War, America’s Long War against Humanity,


Michel Chossudovsky is the recipient of

The Human Rights Prize, Society for Civil Rights and Human Dignity, Berlin (2002),

“Best Books in Germany” (media ranking), German edition of  Chossudovsky’s Globalization of Poverty, (Global Brutal
Der entfesselte Welthandel, die Armut, der Krieg,“Media Ranked no 2. best non-fiction titles in Germany” (2002),

Project Censored Award, State University of Sonoma, California, (1999- 2015, nine awards).

Professor of the Year Award, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Social Sciences (2001).

Mexican Press Club award to Michel Chossudovsky and Global Research, First National Prize for the “best research website” at the international level (2008).

The Gold Medal for Merit of the Republic of Serbia for his writings on NATO’s war of aggression on Yugoslavia (2014).

From Left to Right Prof. Y Dissou Chairman, Economics Department, HE Serbia’s Ambassador Mihailo Papazoglu, Prof. Michel Chossudovsky, Prof. Marcel Merette, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa (2014)

Doctor Honoris Causa in Humanities, National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, Managua.(2016)

National Autonomous University, Managua, Nicaragua, 2016

Fellowships and Research Grants:

Research Fellowship, International Development Research Centre (IDRC),
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) awards.
Canada Council award,
Fellowship of the Netherlands University Foundation for International Cooperation (NUFFIC),
Latin American Teaching Fellowship and Fellow of Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford, Mass.,
University of Ottawa Faculty of Social Sciences Research Grants.
Research grant from SSHRC- Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), field research in China,
Conference Board of Canada -Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Collaborative Field Research in China with CASS Institute of Quantitative Economics.

To consult the complete Curriculum Vitae of Michel Chossudovsky click here

The archive of Michel Chossudovsky’s 1500+ Global Research Articles 

He can be reached at [email protected] or [email protected]


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