Vijay Prashad is the Director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, Chief Editor of LeftWord Books in New Delhi, Chief Correspondent for Globetrotter, a columnist for Frontline. An Indian historian and journalist, in 2013−2014, he was the Chair at the American University of Beirut and has been a Senior Fellow of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs in Beirut. In 1996−2017, he was professor of International Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Vijay Prashad is the author of twenty-five books, among them: Arab Spring, Libyan Winter (AK Press), award winning The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World (2007), The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South (2013), No Free Left: The Futures of Indian Communism (LeftWord Books, 2015) and Red Star Over the Third World (LeftWord, 2017). Vijay Prashad was born in Kolkata, India, in 1967.