Antonia Juhasz is author of Black Tide: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill  [Wiley Publishers, April 2011], a searing look at the human face of BP's disaster in the Gulf. Naomi Klein has said of Juhasz's book: "These remarkable stories--of loss, heroism and culpability-- are a vivid reminder that this catastrophe will be with us for decades." And Professor Robert Bea of the Deepwater Horizon Study Group said "Black Tide is extremely well researched and written. The story of the Macondo well disaster has important ramifications for our future. Antonia Juhasz help us understand what this disaster can mean to present and future generations."
Juhasz is the lead author and editor of The True Cost of Chevron: An Alternative Annual Report .
Juhasz is an associate fellow with the Institute for Policy Studies  and a senior analyst for Foreign Policy In Focus . She is on the National Advisory Committee of Iraq Veterans Against the War  and on the Board of Directors of Coffee Strong . She has taught at the New College of California  in the Activism and Social Change Masters Program and as a guest lecturer on U.S. Foreign Policy at the McMaster University Labour Studies Program  in a unique educational program with the Canadian Automobile Workers Union.
Juhasz is the author of The Tyranny of Oil: the World's Most Powerful Industry, and What We Must Do To Stop It  (HarperCollins 2008), described as "A worthy successor to 'The Prize'... A riveting read with a bold blueprint for ending the madness," by former California EPA Secretary, Terry Tamminen. Juhasz provides the hardest-hitting exposé of the oil industry in decades, answering today's most pressing energy questions. Juhasz blends history, original investigative research and reporting, candid interviews with key insiders, and a unique focus on activism with a host of real-world policy solutions.
Juhasz is also author of The Bu$h Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time  (HarperCollins 2006). The Bu$h Agenda exposes the Bush administration's use of corporate globalization policy as a weapon of war. Juhasz uncovers the history and key role of U.S. corporations in the creation of the Bush agenda, focusing on Bechtel, Lockheed Martin, Chevron, and Halliburton. Presenting the Iraq War as the most brutal application of the Bush agenda, Juhasz reveals the "oil time-line" driving the war, and the costs and consequences of the administration's attempt to fundamentally transform Iraq's economy. Juhasz concludes with specific achievable alternatives for a more peaceful and sustainable course.
Juhasz is contributing author with John Perkins and others to A Game As Old As Empire: The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption  (Berrett-Koehler, 2007). She is also a contributing author to Alternatives to Economic Globalization: a Better World is Possible, 2nd Edition  (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2004).
An award winning writer, her work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, Petroleum Review Magazine, In These Times, Washington Post, Cambridge University Review of International Relations Journal, Roll Call, The Daily Mirror - Zimbabwe, The Star -- Johannesburg, Multinational Monitor, Tikkun, LeftTurn, Alternet.org, The Huffington Post, and TomPaine.com.
Juhasz is a frequent media commentator. She was featured in the CNBC documentary, "The Hunt for Black Gold," and has appeared in shows including, Kudlow & Company, The Business Hour with Neil P. Cavuto, Hannity & Colmes, C-Span's Washington Journal, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, The Diane Rehm Show, Talk of the Nation, To The Point, Marketplace, Bloomberg Radio News, Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman, Air America, and Pacifica radio, among many others.
Juhasz was proud to provide testimony at the Iraq Veterans Against the War--Winter Soldier:Iraq & Afghanistan in Silver Spring, Maryland in March 2008; at the Citizens Hearing on the Legality of U.S. Actions in Iraq in support of Lt. Ehren Watada in Tacoma, Washington in January 2007; and to the New York Session of the World Tribunal on Iraq in May 2004 on the economic invasion of Iraq by the United States.
Juhasz worked as a Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC for two U.S. Members of Congress -- John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD). She was also the Project Director of the International Forum on Globalization, called "One of the most serious and respected groups of experts dedicated to analyzing and generating alternative proposals to the prevailing economic model promoted by international financial agencies," by La Jornada of Mexico.
She is author of "Does Globalization Help the Poor?" by the International Forum on Globalization. Juhasz received a 2004 Project Censored award for her article, "Ambitions of Empire: the Radical Reconstruction of Iraq's Economy," in LeftTurn magazine. In 2004, she was awarded "The Sentinel" by the Nevada Alliance for Workers Rights, "For those who have engaged in a lifelong activism."
Juhasz is leading oil industry expert and critic who also specializes in international trade and finance policy. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University, a Bachelors Degree in Public Policy from Brown University, has experience as a Legislative Assistant to two United States Members of Congress, and over a dozen years of work in the field. She is a passionate writer and speaker who conveys complex information in a manner that is both accessible and motivational to others.
- Oil and Energy Policy
- The Chevron Corporation
- The Iraq Oil Law
- The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, especially the role of corporations in the wars
- The Anti-War/Peace Movement, the Anti-Corporate Globalization/Global Justice Movement
- International Trade and finance policy
If you would like to plan a speaking event with Antonia, please email her at antonia [at] globalexchange.org