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Trained as a physicist and a philosopher, Dr. Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned expert and activist on issues of agriculture and food. She has published more than a half-dozen books on issues of gender, peace, ecology, sustainable development, water, genetic engineering, and bio-piracy. An advocate for third-world women and traditional farming practices, Dr. Shiva has worked with grassroots organizations around the world to make important changes in ecological policy and practice. She has been honored with numerous international peace, justice, and environmental awards, and in 2003, she was identified as an environmental “hero” by Time Magazine. Shiva is Director of the Research Foundation on Science, Technology, and Ecology, which she founded in India in 1997.
Dr. Shiva’s lecture was the first in the new University of Dayton Speaker Series. The UD Speaker Series serves as a catalyst for purposeful and critical discussion of contemporary issues through dynamic public presentations and related programming. Working with campus and community partners, the UDSS sponsors presenters who: have achieved substantial national or international recognition for expertise in their fields of inquiry or artistic expression; represent, as a series, a diversity of intellectual, cultural, political, and religious perspectives; and engage directly with students, faculty, and staff in ways that support learning and living in community.