Antonia Juhasz
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As Program Director, Antonia Jahasz, directs several programs of the International Forum on Globalization (IFG), including those on Alternative Models of Globalization, E-Commerce, Water, Media and key aspects of Trade Policy. She coordinates the activities of IFG associates and friends in these areas around the nation and the world with the goal of bringing “sunshine” to the globalization process while changing that process to reflect the needs of democracy, human welfare, local economies and the natural world. Prior to joining the IFG, Jahasz was the Director of International Trade and Forest Programs at the American Lands Alliance in Washington, DC. At American Lands, she worked with civil society to raise awareness about the impact on forests of international trade and finance policies and to change these policies to protect, rather than harm, the world's remaining ancient forests. This awareness was turned in to action through lobbying elected officials, as well as education and outreach to civil society and the media. In 1999 and 2000, Jahasz’s work focused on the Seattle Ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization and the April meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. American Lands coined the name "Global Free Logging Agreement" for a Clinton Administration proposal that continues to threaten forests.