The Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California, Irvine

Photo of Dr. Vandana Shiva

The 17th Annual Margolis Lecture

"The New Food Wars: Globalization, GMOs, and Biofuels"

with guest speaker

Dr. Vandana Shiva
Founding Director, Research Foundation for Science,
Technology and Natural Resource Policy, New Delhi

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Lecture: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Social Science Hall, Room 100
University of California, Irvine

About the speaker:

Dr. Vandana Shiva is a physicist, ecologist, activist, editor, and author of many books. In India she has established Navdanya, a movement for biodiversity conservation and farmers' rights, and she is the founding director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, a network of researchers specializing in ecology, health and sustainability in New Delhi. She has established a school for sustainability, "Bija Vidyapeeth," on the Navdanya Biodiversity Farm in Doon Valley. Her most recent books are Earth Democracy and Water Wars. Dr. Shiva has served as an ecology adviser to the Third World Network, which aims to bring about a greater voice for people of the Third World in achieving a fair and ecologically sustainable distribution of resources. She is also on the board of the International Forum on Globalization and World Future Council and is vice president of the global movement Slow Food International.

Lecture is free and open to the public.

Parking is available for $7 in the Social Science Parking Structure (SSPS on campus map).

For further details, please contact Cindy Ordonez, or (949) 824-6410,
or Sandy Cushman, or (949) 824-3344.

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This event is sponsored by the Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies, Associated Graduate Students, Center for Unconventional Security Affairs, Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation, Office of Research, and Students for Sustainability.