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Vandana Shiva, Ph.D., an activist and thought leader on the social and environmental impacts of industrial-scale agriculture and globalization, headlined Virginia Commonwealth University’s Earth Week activities.
Shiva has spoken, organized and consulted worldwide on issues including genetically modified organisms, biodiversity and sustainability. She is the author of several books, including “Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit,” “Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply” and “The Violence of the Green Revolution: Third World Agriculture, Ecology, and Politics.” Shiva trained as a physicist at the University of the Punjab and earned her doctorate from the University of Western Ontario.
For those unable to attend, a livestream video will be available on the Office of Sustainability’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/vcusustainability.
Shiva’s speech is among many activities planned by student groups and departments at the university in celebration of Earth Week: