World-renowned food activist comes to UVa

UVa’s Brown College Welcomes

Tuesday,March 20th, 5:30 PM
Auditoriumof the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collectiom

Part ofthe 2011-2012 Visiting Environmental Writers and Scholars (ViEWS) Series

Brown College is delightedto announce the final speaker in this year’s Visiting Environmental Writers and Scholars Series,Vandana Shiva. The winner of the 1993 Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (also known as the Right Livelihood Award), Dr. Shiva is a world-renowned environmental activist and one of the leading voices in the local food movement.

Based in New Delhi, India, Dr. Shiva is the Director of the Research Foundation on Science, Technology, a leader at the International Forum on Globalization and the author of over 20 books including Staying Alive: Women, Ecology, and Development (2008), Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace (2005) and Water Wars: Pollution, Profits, and Privatization (2001).  She is also the founder of Navdanya, an organization that promotes the conservation of diverse seed pools threatened by the spread of genetically-modified (GM) biota.

Dr. Shiva will provide a public lecture on Tuesday, March 20th at 5:30 PM in the Auditorium of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections.

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