Betsy Hartmann has been a steadfast activist in the international women's health movement. She has written and spoken extensively on international population, development, environment and security issues. She is the director of the Population and Development Program and associate professor of Development Studies at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. She is the author of "Reproductive Rights and Wrongs: The Global Politics of Population Control" (South End Press, 1995) and a political thriller about the far right, "The Truth About Fire" (Carroll & Graf, 2002). She is a founding member of the Committee on Women, Population and the Environment (CWPE) and now serves on its advisory board.