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Vandana Shiva        

World-Renowned Environmental Leader

Vandana Shiva is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, and anti-globalization author. Shiva, currently based in Delhi, has authored more than twenty books.

She is one of the leaders and board members of the International Forum on Globalization, and a figure of the anti-globalization movement. She has argued in favor of many traditional practices, as in her interview in the book "Vedic Ecology". She is a member of the scientific committee of the Fundacion IDEAS, Spain's Socialist Party's think tank. She is also a member of the International Organization for a Participatory Society. She received the Right Livelihood Award in 1993, an honor promoted as an "Alternative Nobel Prize".

Speech Topics

Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis

In this revelatory talk based on her book of the same name, environmental leader and keynote speaker Shiva illustrates to audiences the undeniable connection between industrial agriculture and climate change. She looks to the small, independent farm as the answer in moving away from dependence on fossil fuels and globalization, citing their inherent productivity, biodiversity, potential for social justice, and resilience and versatility in battling such obstacles as disease, drought, and flood. With "Soil Not Oil," Shiva acts as your bridge to understanding how we can feed the planet in a socially just, environmentally sound way.

Water Wars: Pollution, Profits & Privatization


Controversial food activist Vandana Shiva dishes on GMOs for ...

Vandana Shiva will speak about her views on genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, July 14 in her Vancouver talk, Seeding the Future, as part of the Indian ...

Interfaith Leaders Gather To Promote Peace In The Heart Of The ...

... Pico Iyer, Vandana Shiva, Linda Sarsour and Jim Wallis for a long weekend of events centered on the theme “Sacred Wisdom: Pathways to Nonviolence.”.

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