Weissberg Chair in International Studies 2013-2014
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This event takes place each day from March 31st, 2014 to April 5th, 2014.
Location: Event details and locations forthcoming. Please check back
Sponsored by: Office of International Education
Contact: email@example.com, Josh Moore: 363-2831
Please join Beloit College and the Office of International Education as we welcome the 2013-2014 Weissberg Chair in International Studies, Dr. Vandana Shiva. Scientist, philosopher, feminist, author, environmentalist, activist, Dr. Vandana Shiva is a one-woman movement for peace, sustainability and social justice.
She earned her a PhD in nuclear physics at the University of Western Ontario. However, alarmed by the threat to biodiversity posed by biotechnology, Dr. Shiva founded Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially native seeds. She is a world-renowned opponent of the patent system that labels living organisms as intellectual property.
Vandana Shiva's many honors include the Right Livelihood Award, and she is the author of more than 300 papers and several books, including Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace (2005), Manifestos on the Future of Food and Seed (2007), and Soil Not Oil (2008).
Weissberg events are free and open to the campus and community. Weissberg week event details forthcoming.
This event occurs on:
- Monday, March 31st, 2014
- Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
- Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
- Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
- Friday, April 4th, 2014
- Saturday, April 5th, 2014