Jagdish Bhagwati is University Professor, Economics and Law, at Columbia University and Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Author of several bestselling books and essays in leading newspapers and magazines on current policy issues, he has been Economic Policy Adviser to the Director General, GATT (1991-93), Special Adviser to the UN on Globalization, and member of the Advisory Committee to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on the NEPAD Process in Africa. He was member of the WTO-appointed Expert Group on the Future of the WTO, and of the Eminent Persons Group appointed by the Director General of UNCTAD on the future of UNCTAD. He is widely regarded as the intellectual father of the post-1991 reforms that have transformed India. His latest book, Termites in the Trading System (Oxford University Press, 2008), discusses the deleterious effects of preferential trade agreements.