Since 2004 Elizabeth Bowman together with Robert Stone have helped start the Center for Global Justice in San Miguel Allende, Mexico, for “research and learning for a better world.” Elizabeth Bowman’s PhD dissertation in French Lit at Columbia University (1987) treated Sartre’s ethical plays. Since 2005 she has written and lectured on global capitalism. She is an activist in civil rights, peace, feminist, worker cooperative, and solidarity economy movements. Her articles have appeared in journals and collections in philosophy, sociology, economics and political science in the US, Russia, Bulgaria, Belgium, France, Mexico and Argentina. Recent work is on She now studying austerity, the growing social appropriation movement, and the possibility of a global conversation on moving beyond capitalism.