Who is...Dr. Vandana Shiva

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In this Thursday's class we will be focusing our attention on feminist family values and the environment. One very important theorist/activist/feminist that addresses this issue is Dr. Vandana Shiva. But, who is...Dr. Vandana Shiva?

Perhaps one of the best ways to learn more about Dr. Shiva and her work is to hear her speak. It just so happens that she will be speaking this Thursday evening--that's right after the class session in which we discuss this issue (thanks Melissa for pointing this out in your comment)!. Here is some more information (see full announcement here):

Dr. Vandana Shiva

March 25, Thursday 7-8:30 pm: Presentation, Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Center, U of M, Minneapolis

co-sponsored by the Center for Science, Technology, and Public Policy, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, http:/hhh.umn.edu

Dr. Shiva's address is part of the Women and Water Rights Conference (that Rija brought up earlier in the semester). Here is part of the biography they provide about her work:

a world-renowned environmental thinker, activist, physicist, feminist, philosopher of science, writer and science policy advocate, is the Director of The Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy, India. In 1993 she was the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, commonly known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize". A contributing editor to People-Centered Development Forum, she has also written several works include, "Staying Alive," "The Violence of the Green Revolution," "Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge," "Monocultures of the Mind" and "Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit," as well as over 300 papers in leading scientific and technical journals. Shiva participated in the nonviolent Chipko movement during the 1970s, whose main participants were women.

Also, here is a youtube clip of her speaking:

You can watch this clip and several others on the Women and Water Rights website. You can also read more about Dr. Shiva--her life and work--here.


  1. Thanks for posting this Sara! I was going to do the same... I'm psyched to hear what she has to say on Thursday!

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