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Dr. Vandana Shiva - Earth Democracy
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Philadelphia, United States
6:00 pm; reception
6:30 pm; program
World renowned environmental leader, author, and activist Dr. Vandana Shiva will be making a special appearance at The Academy of Natural Sciences. Dr. Shiva's work has focused on connections between poverty, sustainability, agriculture and human rights, particularly the full participation of women in society. Her talk will focus on the need to apply democratic principles, the environment, the economy, and the planet.
"We need a change in paradigm. Earth Democracy protects the ecological processes that maintain life and the fundamental human rights, including the right to water, the right food, the right to health, the right to education, and the right to jobs and livelihoods. Earth Democracy is based on the recognition of and respect for the life of all species and all people."
Dr. Shiva holds a Ph.D. in Physics, is the author of numerous books, and over 300 articles. Her recent publications include Globalization's New Wars: Seed, Water and Life Forms, Earth Democracy, Justice, Sustainability and Peace, and Soil Not Oil.
Among many other honors, she has received the Right Livelihood Award (The 'Alternative Nobel Prize'), and the Sydney Peace Prize.
Reservations for this event are required and seating is limited - please plan to arrive early for auditorium seating. Overflow seating with plasma screens will be arranges. Preferred seating will be provided to members of the Academy of Natural Sciences!
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Center for Environmental Policy
The goals of the Center for Environmental Policy (CEP) at The Academy of Natural Sciences are to evaluate key issues of environmental policy, facilitate dialogues and decision-making on environmental topics, and inform the public from both an academic as well as practical perspective. The CEP will answer the need for a non-partisan, science-based organization that is capable of accessing and guiding a myriad of public and private stakeholders.
For more information on current CEP projects and initiatives, please see www.ansp.org/environmental/index.php