Vandana Shiva trained as a physicist at the University of Punjab and later shifted to interdisciplinary research in science, technology, and environmental policy. She has campaigned internationally on issues surrounding biotechnology and genetic engineering, and has contributed in fundamental ways to changing the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food. Dr. Shiva will share about her journey and passions for environmental sustainability, gender issues, and food security.
Planting the Seed: A Passion for a Sustainable Existence [April 19, 2018]
Spring 2018 Theme: Sustainability
Conceptions of sustainability range from the static, to the stable, to complex adaptive networks. The persistence or endurance of systems, processes, social constructs, and life itself requires the ability to change and evolve. As we seek to manage relations among humans, and between humans and the natural world, an understanding of sustainability will be vital to local, national, and global conversations and debates.