Charles Derber is professor of sociology at Boston College and former director of its graduate program on social economy and social justice. He is a prolific scholar in the field of politics, economy, international relations, and U.S. culture, with 10 internationall acclaimed books and several major research grants. Derber's most recent book is Hidden Power: What You Need to Know to Save Our Democracy (Berrett-Koehler, 2005). Other recent books include People Before Profit: The New Globalization in an Age of Terror, Big Money, and Economic Crisis (Picador, 2003), which has been translated into Chinese, German, Arabic, and British English, as well as Corporation Nation (St. Martin's, 2000), a widely discussed analysis of the growing power and responsibilities of corporations in the U.S., recently translated and published in China. Three others of note are The Pursuit of Attention (Oxford, 2000), The Nuclear Seduction (with William Schwartz, University of California Press, 1989), and Power in the Highest Degree (with William Schwartz and Yale Magrass, Oxford, 1990). Derber espouses a public sociology that brings sociological perspectives to a general audience. Derber lectures widely at universities, companies, and community groups, and appears on numerous media outlets. His op-eds and essays appear in Newsday, the Boston Globe, and other newspapers, and he has been interviewed by Newsweek, Business Week, Time, and other news magazines. He speaks frequently on National Public Radio, on talk radio, and on television. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, the Washington Monthly, and numerous other magazines and newspapers.