David Harvey, Social Theorist, Professor, Department of Anthropology, City University of New York

1935 - born in Gillingham, Kent, England
1957 - graduates, St Johns College, Cambridge
1961 - receives PHD, St Johns College, Cambridge
1961 - post doctorate degree, University of Uppsala, Sweden
1961 - geography lecturer, Bristol University, England
1969 - associate professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States
1973 - professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States
1987 - Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, Oxford University
1993 - professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States
1997 - miliband fellow, London School of Economics
2001 - distinguished professor, Department of Anthropology, City University of New York
2002 - receives centenary medal, Royal Scottish Geographical Society
 
Every important gathering of world business or political leaders, like the G8 summit which is all set to start in Germany next week, attracts thousands of protesters, usually labeled by the media as the “antiglobalists”. Why are these people so discontent with globalisation? Why does the process, which would seem to make people closer to each other, generate so much controversy and so many protests? To answer this question, our guest today is Professor David Harvey.