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Antonia Juhasz is a leading oil and energy expert. She is a policy-analyst, author and journalist. Juhasz is the author of three books: Black Tide (2011), The Tyranny of Oil (2008), and The Bush Agenda (2006). 

An award winning writer, her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, Harper's Magazine, CNN.com, New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, Petroleum Review Magazine, The Nation, In These Times, Washington Post, Cambridge University Review of International Relations Journal, Roll Call, The Daily Mirror - Zimbabwe, The Star – Johannesburg, Multinational Monitor, Tikkun, LeftTurn, Alternet.org, The Huffington Post, and many more.

Juhasz received a Levinson Family Foundation grant in 2013 to support ongoing work in investigative journalism in the oil and energy sectors. Juhasz was a 2012-2013 Investigative Journalism Fellow at the Investigative Reporting Program of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. She investigated the role of oil and natural gas in the Afghanistan war.

Juhasz recently completed work for The Nation magazine with funding provided by The Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

Juhasz is an associate fellow with the Institute for Policy Studies and a senior policy analyst for Foreign Policy In Focus. She is on the National Advisory Committee of Iraq Veterans Against the War and on the Board of Directors of Coffee Strong

Juhasz founded the Energy Program at Global Exchange, a San Francisco-based human rights non-profit organization, and directed the program from July 2009 to July 2011.

Juhasz is the author of Black Tide: the Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill (Wiley 2011), a searing look at the human face of BP's disaster the Gulf. Naomi Klein has said of Black Tide, "These remarkable stories—of loss, heroism, and culpability—are a vivid reminder that this catastrophe will be with us for decades." And Dr. Robert Bea, head of the Deepwater Horizon Study Group, writes, “Black Tide is extremely well researched, reasoned and written."

Juhasz is the lead author and editor of the 2010 edition of The True Cost of Chevron: An Alternative Annual Report for which she received a 2010 Project Censored Award. She was also lead author and editor of the 2009 edition and is co-editor of the May 2011 edition.

Peace Action named Juhasz to the Women Peacemakers Honor Roll, “For women who have made a unique and lasting contribution to work for peace and justice in the world" in July 30, 2007.

Juhasz is the author of The Tyranny of Oil: the World's Most Powerful Industry--And What We Must Do To Stop It (HarperCollins 2008), for which she received the 2009 San Francisco Library Laureate Award. Described as "A worthy successor to 'The Prize'... A riveting read with a bold blueprint for ending the madness,” by former California EPA Secretary, Terry Tamminen, Tyranny provides the hardest-hitting exposé of the oil industry in decades, answering today's most pressing energy questions. Juhasz blends history, original investigative research and reporting, candid interviews with key insiders, and a unique focus on activism with a host of real-world policy solutions.

Juhasz is also author of The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time (HarperCollins 2006). The Bu$h Agenda exposes the Bush administration's use of corporate globalization policy as a weapon of war. Juhasz uncovers the history and key role of U.S. corporations in the creation of the Bush agenda, focusing on Bechtel, Lockheed Martin, Chevron, and Halliburton. Presenting the Iraq War as the most brutal application of the Bush agenda, Juhasz reveals the "oil time-line" driving the war, and the costs and consequences of the administration's attempt to fundamentally transform Iraq's economy. Juhasz concludes with specific achievable alternatives for a more peaceful and sustainable course.

Juhasz is contributing author with John Perkins and others to A Game As Old As Empire: The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption (Berrett-Koehler, 2007). She is also a contributing author to Alternatives to Economic Globalization: a Better World is Possible, 2nd Edition (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2004).

Juhasz is a frequent media commentator. She was featured in the CNBC documentary, "The Hunt for Black Gold," and has appeared in shows including, MSNBC, BBC TV and Radio, Kudlow & Company, The Business Hour with Neil P. Cavuto, Hannity & Colmes, C-Span’s Book TV and Washington Journal, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, The Diane Rehm Show, Talk of the Nation, To The Point, Marketplace, Bloomberg Radio News, Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman, Air America, and Pacifica radio, among many others.

Juhasz was proud to provide testimony at the Iraq Veterans Against the War--Winter Soldier:Iraq & Afghanistan in Silver Spring, Maryland in March 2008; at the Citizens Hearing on the Legality of U.S. Actions in Iraq in support of Lt. Ehren Watada in Tacoma, Washington in January 2007; and to the New York Session of the World Tribunal on Iraq in May 2004 on the economic invasion of Iraq by the United States.

Juhasz worked as a Legislative Assistant in Washington, DC for two U.S. Members of Congress – John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD).

Juhasz was the Project Director of the International Forum on Globalization, called “One of the most serious and respected groups of experts dedicated to analyzing and generating alternative proposals to the prevailing economic model promoted by international financial agencies,” by La Jornada of Mexico. 

Juhasz has taught at the New College of California in the Activism and Social Change Masters Program and as a guest lecturer on U.S. Foreign Policy at the McMaster University Labour Studies Program in a unique educational program with the Canadian Automobile Workers Union.

Juhasz is author of “Does Globalization Help the Poor?” by the International Forum on Globalization. Juhasz received a 2004 Project Censored award for her article, “Ambitions of Empire: the Radical Reconstruction of Iraq’s Economy,” in LeftTurn magazine. In 2004, she was awarded “The Sentinel” by the Nevada Alliance for Workers Rights, “For those who have engaged in a lifelong activism.”

Juhasz  holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelors Degree in Public Policy from Brown University.