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Vandana Shiva to Speak at UVa

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Brown College Visiting Environmental Writer and Scholars (ViEWS) Lecture Series is hosting renowned environmental activist, Vandana Shiva, to the University of Virginia.

The winner of the 1993 Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (also known as the Right Livelihood Award), Vandana 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 twenty 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 Library. The lecture is entitled, "Making Peace with the Earth".

As a special treat for UVa Food Collaborative members, Dr. Shiva will provide a private talk on Monday, March 19th at 5:30 PM in Nau Hall Room 101. The talk is entitled, "Food Democracy".

 

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