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On October 23, 2009, OSU will welcome physicist, feminist, philosopher of science, writer, and science policy advocate, Dr. Vandana Shiva to campus.  Dr. Shiva will speak at LaSells Stewart Center, at 7pm. In addition, a conference on the intersection of environmental justice and women’s lives, Earth Democracy: Women, Justice, and Ecology, will be held at OSU on the same day, Friday, October 23.

Vandana Shiva is the Director of The Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy. She was the recipient of the 1993 Right Livelihood Award, commonly known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”. A contributing editor to People-Centered Development Forum, she has also authored many books, including The Violence of the Green Revolution; Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge; Monocultures of the Mind; Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit, and Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in Age of Climate Crisis.

Dr. Shiva’s visit is sponsored by The Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature and the Written Word; the Hundere Endowment for Religion and Culture; the Horning Endowment; OSU Women Studies Department; and the OSU Student Sustainability Initiative. The evening presentation and all conference sessions are free and open to all students, faculty, and community members.

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