is Board Member of Rescue Our Future Foundation and Director of Caribbean Reality Studies Center. He was born on a sugar plantation in colonial Suriname and wanted to become a cosmopolitan, a desire that was facilitated by many years of residence in The Netherlands, Suriname, Venezuela and Aruba. His interest in the social evolution of humanity and its future options, at a time that all development theories had failed, led him to a yearlong trek as a backpacking student to sense the turbulent revolutionary landscape of South America in the 1970s, a journey that began in Caracas,Venezuela and ended abruptly two blocks from the burning Presidential Palace in Santiago, Chile in 1973, when one of the most brutal military coups in the history of Latin America was taking place. He holds a PhD degree from the Central University of Venezuela. In his professional career, he was Director of the Institute of Economic and Social Research of the University of Suriname, General Editor of the Surinamese Journal of Social and Economic Studies, President of the Social Science Research Council at the University of Suriname, Vice-President of the XIIIth Latin American Congress of Sociology (Panama City) and Member of the Academic Board of the Instituto Venezolano de Estudios Sociales y Políticos en Caracas, He lectured at several universities and worked as an international consultant and researcher. He has been Coordinator of the PhD Research School of the University of Aruba from 2008-2018. Among his most cited publications are Caribbean Social Science: An Assessment (Caracas, UNESCO, 1989), Social Science as a Victim of its Own Disciplines (in a volume on Caribbean Sociology, 2001), People’s Vote Compatible with People’s Fate: A democratic alternative to liberal democracy (book chapter, 2004) and Quest to Rescue Our Future (2016).