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Weissberg Chair in International Studies 2013-2014

This event takes place each day from March 31st, 2014 to April 5th, 2014.

Date: Monday, March 31st, 2014

Location: Event details and locations forthcoming. Please check back

Contact:, Josh Moore: 363-2831

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Please join Beloit College and the Office of International Education as we welcome the 2013-2014 Weissberg Chair in International Studies, Dr. Vandana Shiva.

World-renowned activist Vandana Shiva challenges us to think about development in more sustainable ways by bringing attention to leading social justice questions of the day: how natural resources can be protected in order to sustain the earth and our futures, the impact of globalization in rural communities, and the role of women in economic production.

With a bachelor’s degree in physics and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Western Ontario, Shiva founded Navdanya, an Indian women's movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially native seeds.

Shiva's many honors include the Right Livelihood Award, which recognizes and supports those "offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today." A prolific author, her most recent books include Staying Alive (2010, South End Press) and Making Peace With The Earth (2013, Pluto Press).

Her residency at Beloit College will bring attention to the power of activism to encourage dialogue and positive social change, with a particular focus on access, availability, and quality of our food as a human right.

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