Pierre Rousset was the first Director of IIRE, from 1982 to1993. He is especially active in solidarity with social movements in Asia and is a member of the French NPA. He is active in Europe Solidaire sans Frontières, an association for international solidarity and edits its website.
Murray Smith was co-director of the IIRE 2005-2007.
He is originally from Scotland, where he studied History, Political Science and Soviet Studies at the University of Glasgow. He served as international secretary for the Scottish Socialist Party. He also lived for many years in France and speaks fluent French. Today he lives in Luxembourg and represent Dei Lenk in the Party of the European Left.
Herman Pieterson (Amsterdam, 1951) is historian. He published work on the Dutch revolutionary parties RSP, OSP and RSAP. He worked as a teacher in Higher Education and as data-expert for the public authorities. Currently he is researching the contribution of Dutch economists to the theory of economic long waves.
Herman Pieterson was co-director from 1985 to 1988.
Dr. Antonio Carmona Báez was co-director of the IIRE, 2008-2009, and was appointed as an IIRE Fellow in 2011. He holds degrees in International Relations and International Political Economy from the University of Amsterdam, in The Netherlands. He started his career as a scholar-activist in 2001 at the Transnational Institute, where he served as communications officer and researcher.
Formerly our co-director (2000-2004), Dr. Caldwell is a long-time internationalist revolutionary feminist and political and trade-union activist. She was a regional leader for the World March of Women and author of the forthcoming book “A Primer on Women and Revolution: Gendered Class Analysis and a New Praxis” (Mexico City: Jorale Editores S.A. de C.V., 2011). Her lectures and workshops in Europe, Mexico and Cuba have covered such topics as Women’s Liberation and Class Analysis; Social Science Research Methodologies; and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching on the Internet. Dr.