Anuradha Mittal, Founder and Executive Director of the Oakland Institute, is an internationally renowned expert on issues of human rights, agriculture, development, and conservation policies. Author and editor of numerous books and reports, Anuradha’s interviews, articles, and opinion pieces have been published in widely circulated newspapers. She is frequently interviewed on BBC World and Al Jazeera, among others. Anuradha often testifies before the U.S. Congress, and the United Nations, and has given several hundred keynote addresses, including invitational events from governments and universities.
As the recipient of several awards, including the 2022 Feyerabend Award, All in for Justice, Endow the Future from Responsible Endowments Coalition, and the KPFA Peace Award, Anuradha was also named the Most Valuable Thinker by the Nation magazine.
Anuradha also serves on the board of the Environmental Defender Law Center, and the Blue Planet Project, and is the Chair of the Independent Board of Ben & Jerry’s.