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E-M:/ Dr. Vandana Shiva at Michigan State University

Enviro-Mich message from "Link, Terry" <link@mail.lib.msu.edu>

Michigan State University is pleased to announce the final lecture in the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development Speaker Series

Dr. Vandana Shiva,  "Educating for Sustainable Development: What's Missing in Higher Education"
Thursday, April 7, 7:30pm - Rm B108 Wells Hall 

Dr. Shiva, a physicist and prolific author, has become a leading spokesperson for concerns from the rural, indigenous, and developing world. Concerns about our food and agricultural system and social and economic justice are at the heart of her work. Born in the verdant valley of Dehradun, to a father who was the conservator of forests and a farmer mother with a deep love for nature, Vandana Shiva received her first lessons on environment protection in the lap of Himalayas. But particle physics soon raised questions in her mind regarding its impact on life and the environment. And thus began Vandana Shiva's passionate affair with the environment.

She later shifted to interdisciplinary research in science, technology and environmental policy, which she carried out at the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore. In 1982, she founded an independent institute, the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology dedicated to high quality and independent research to address the most significant ecological and social issues of our times, in close partnership with local communities and social movements. In 1991, she founded Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially native seeds. She is the author/editor of more than 20 books including Monocultures of the Mind, Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply, Tading Our Lives Away, and Tomorrow's Biodiversity.

This is free and open to the public.

Generous support for this lecture series comes from Office of the Provost, Office of VP for Research and Graduate Studies, Office of VP for Finance and Operations, University Committee for a Sustainable Campus, Office of Campus Sustainability, Michigan Department of Natural Resources - Environmental Leadership Program, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, CASID, WID, Centers for Integrative Studies in Social Science and Arts and Humanities, Knight Center in Environmental Journalism; RISE, CARRS, James Madison, Sustainable Michigan Endowed Project, Environmental Sciences and Policy, Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, Central Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, Bailey Scholars Program

Terry Link, Director
Office of Campus Sustainability
Michigan State University
15 Olds Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
1-517-355-1751 (Phone/fax)

One planet, one family, one future

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