Samir Amin is an Egyptian-French Marxian economist, director of the Third World Forum, chairman of the World Forum of Alternatives, member of Editorial Board of 'Review of International Political Economy'. From 1947 to 1957 he studied in Paris, gaining a Diploma in Political Science (1952) before graduating in Statistics (1956) and Economics (1957). He is noted for his introduction of the term Eurocentrism in 1988. His books include ‘The Liberal Virus: Permanent War and the Americanization of the World’ (2004), ‘Beyond US Hegemony: Assessing the Prospects for a Multipolar World’ (2006), 'The World We Wish to See: Revolutionary Objectives in the Twenty-First Century (2008, with James Membrez), 'Imperialsim and Globalization' (2011),‘Russia and the Long Transition from Capitalism to Socialism’ (2016).