Jagdish Bhagwati, interviewed in this issue, moved in 1980 to Colombia University, where he is now University Professor, after 12 years as Ford International Professor of Economics at MIT. Professor Bhagwati is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading trade theorists. He is currently Special Advisor to the United Nations on Globalisation and an External Advisor to the World Trade Organisation. During the 2000–01 academic year Professor Bhagwati was on leave as the Andre Meyer Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations. During his career he has published over two hundred articles in leading academic journals. He is also the author of over forty books, the most recent being, The Wind of the Hundred Days: How Washington Mismanaged Globalisation (MIT Press, 2000). He is currently writing a new book on globalisation.