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.
Under Anuradha's leadership, the Oakland Institute has unveiled land investment deals in the developing world to expose a disturbing pattern of a lack of transparency, fairness, and accountability. The dynamic relationship between research, advocacy, and international media coverage has resulted in an amazing string of successes and organizing in the US and abroad.
Anuradha has authored and edited numerous books and reports. Her articles and opinion pieces have been published in widely circulated newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Bangkok Post, among others; and she is frequently interviewed on CNN, BBC World, CBC, ABC, Al Jazeera, and the National Public Radio.
Anuradha often testifies before the US Congress, the United Nations, and has given several hundred keynote addresses including invitational events from governments and universities.
Recipient of several awards including the 2022 Feyerabend Award, All in for Justice, and Endow the Future from Responsible Endowments Coalition, Anuradha was named the Most Valuable Thinker by the Nation magazine.
Anuradha serves on the board of the Environmental Defender Law Center, ActionAid USA, and the Blue Planet Project. Anuradha also serves as the Chair of the Independent Board of Ben & Jerrys.