Dr. Vandana Shiva, a world‐renowned environmental leader and thinker, will speak at UTC on April 26th as part of the George T. Hunter Lecture Series. Her lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall located inside the Fine Arts Center, located at Vine and Palmetto Streets. All lectures in the series are free and open to the public. Seating is limited and is on a first‐come first‐serve basis.
Born in India, Shiva is currently the Director of the Research Foundation on Science, Technology, and Ecology. She is the author of many books, including Water Wars: Pollution, Profits, and Privatization. Shiva is a leader in the International Forum on Globalization and has addressed the World Trade Organization summit in Seattle, as well as the recent World Economic Forum in Melbourne.
Time magazine recognized Shiva as an environmental hero, and Asia Week has called her one of the five most powerful communicators in Asia. Shiva is a recipient of Global 500 Award of the United Nations and Earth Day International Award. She has also received the Alternative Nobel Prize Right Livelihood Award and is a member of the Order of the Golden Ark.
Shiva has fought for changes in the practice of agriculture and food. Intellectual property rights, biodiversity, biotechnology, bioethics, genetic engineering are among the fields where Shiva has contributed intellectually and through activist campaigns.
The third annual George T. Hunter Lecture Series, which was sponsored by the Benwood Foundation in partnership with The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, The Ochs Center, and CreateHere, also brought best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, and education reformer Geoffrey Canada to campus.
For more information, visit www.benwood.org.