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Vandana Shiva lecture: “The Future of Food”
April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
International environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, and feminist Vandana Shiva will present an address as part of the Adlai E. Stevenson Memorial Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the Hansen Student Center at Illinois Wesleyan University. Her talk is titled “The Future of Food” and is free and open to the public.
Dr. Shiva trained as a physicist at the University of Punjab, and earned her Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario, Canada in 1978. 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, India.
Dr. Shiva has contributed in fundamental ways to changing the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food. Her books The Violence of the Green Revolution and Monocultures of the Mind pose essential challenges to the dominant paradigm of non-sustainable, industrial agriculture. Dr. Shiva combines sharp intellectual inquiry with courageous activism, and her work spans teaching at universities worldwide to working with peasants in rural India. Time Magazine identified her as an environmental ‘hero’ in 2003, and Asia Week has called her one of the five most powerful communicators in Asia. In November 2010, Forbes Magazine identified Dr. Shiva as one of the “Seven Most Powerful Women on the Globe.”
The Adlai E. Stevenson Memorial Lecture Series was established by a group of local civic leaders to honor the legacy of Bloomington native Adlai E. Stevenson II, former Illinois Governor and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, after his passing in 1965. The events are co-hosted by Illinois Wesleyan University and Illinois State University.