Garry Leech

Lecturer, International Development

Garry worked as an investigative journalist for more than two decades during which he covered social development and human rights issues in Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela and Palestine (West Bank). He has been teaching at Cape Breton University since 2004, initially in the Department of Political Science, and in the MBA-CED program since 2015. He is the author of nine books including Ghosts Within: Journeying Through PTSD (Roseway Publishing, 2019), Capitalism: A Structural Genocide (Zed Books, 2012), Beyond Bogotá: Diary of a Drug War Journalist in Colombia (Beacon Press, 2009) and Crude Interventions: The United States, Oil and the New World Disorder (Zed Books, 2006). He is co-author with Terry Gibbs of The Failure of Global Capitalism: From Cape Breton to Colombia and Beyond (CBU Press, 2009). Garry earned his BA in Political Science from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and his MA in Sociology at Acadia University.