O.P.DWIVEDI Order of Canada, Ph.D., LL.D. (Hon), Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, was University Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, University of Guelph, Canada. He was a past president of the Canadian Political Science Association (Ottawa), president of the Canadian Asian Studies Association (Montreal), and a former Vice President of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration, Brussels, Belgium. His international consultancy included working for the World Bank, UNESCO, UNO, UNESCAP, WHO, and CIDA. RENU KHATOR is a Professor of the Department of Government and International Affairs, University of South Florida, USA. She is currently the Provost and Senior Vice President at the University of South Florida, USA. She has 5 authored, co-authored or edited book and over 60 articles and chapters in books and scholarly journals. JORGE NEF is Professor in Rural Extension Studies and International Development at the University of Guelph, Canada, and Director of the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean (ISLAC) at the University of South Florida, USA. His areas of research include human security, political economy, inter American relations, global studies and public policy. He is a current Vice President of the Canadian Society for the Study of International Development, a past President of the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the recipient of many teaching awards and recognitions throughout his career, and inducted into the World Academy of Art and Science (2003).