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Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva

Keynote Speaker: World-Renowned Environmental Leader

Vandana Shiva Biography

Dr. Vandana Shiva is trained as a physicist and did her Ph.D. on the subject “Hidden Variables and Non-locality in Quantum Theory” from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. She later shifted to inter-disciplinary research in science, technology and environmental policy, which she carried out at the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore. In 1982, she founded an independent institute, the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in Dehra Dun dedicated to high quality, independent research to address the most significant ecological and social issues of our times, in close partnership with local communities and social movements. In 1991, she founded Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially native seed, the promotion of organic farming and fair trade. In 2004 she started Bija Vidyapeeth, an international college for sustainable living in Doon Valley in collaboration with Schumacher College, U.K.

Dr. Shiva combines her sharp intellectual inquiry with courageous activism. Time Magazine identified Dr. Shiva as an environmental “hero” and Asia Week has called her one of the five most powerful communicators in Asia. Forbes magazine has identified Dr. Shiva as one of the top seven most Powerful Women on the Globe.

Dr. Shiva is one of the leaders and board members of the International Forum on Globalization (with Jerry Mander, Ralph Nader, and Jeremy Rifkin). She has argued in favor of many traditional practices, as in her interview in the book Vedic Ecology (by Ranchor Prime). She is a member of the scientific committee of the Fundacion IDEAS, Spain’s Socialist Party’s think tank. She is also a member of the International Organization for a Participatory Society.

Dr. Shiva has been a visiting professor and lectured at the Universities of Oslo, Norway, Schumacher College, U.K. Mt. Holyoke College, U.S., York University, Canada, University of Lulea, Sweden, University of Victoria, Canada, and Universite libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. In 2011, Dr. Shiva was the Wayne Morse Chair at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

Dr. Shiva has received honorary Doctorates from University of Paris, University of Western Ontario, University of Oslo, University of Guelph, and Connecticut College.

Among her many awards are the Alternative Nobel Prize (Right Livelihood Award, 1993), Order of the Golden Ark, Global 500 Award of UN and Earth Day International Award. Lennon ONO grant for peace award by Yoko Ono in 2009, Sydney Peace Prize in 2010, Doshi Bridgebuilder Award, Calgary Peace Prize and Thomas Merton Award in the year 2011,the Fukuoka Award and The Prism of Reason Award in 2012 , the Grifone d’Argento prize 2016, The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2016, Veerangana Award 2018, The Sanctuary Wildlife Award 2018 International Environment Summit & Award 2018, Amrita Devi Vriksh Mitra Award on 2021 , Special Prize Award from Foundation Danielle Mitterrand – France Libertes, Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz-Sustainability-Award on November 2021, International Award UCLG – Mexico City – Culture 21 , iWoman Global Awards 2021 and Honour with Flow Awards of Excellence 2022 in the category of Social Impact – Environment.

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Vandana Shiva Speaking Topics

Water Wars: Pollution, Profits & Privatization

Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis

In this revelatory talk based on her book of the same name, environmental leader and keynote speaker Shiva illustrates to audiences the undeniable connection between industrial agriculture and climate change. She looks to the small, independent farm as the answer in moving away from dependence on fossil fuels and globalization, citing their inherent productivity, biodiversity, potential for social justice, and resilience and versatility in battling such obstacles as disease, drought, and flood. With "Soil Not Oil," Shiva acts as your bridge to understanding how we can feed the planet in a socially just, environmentally sound way.

Vandana Shiva Videos

A message from Dr Vandana Shiva for the New Year 2020
Vandana Shiva tells FRANCE 24
VANDANA SHIVA on SUSTAINABILITY (4k / UHD Master 2015 ...

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What topics does Vandana Shiva speak about?

Vandana Shiva is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Environmental Policy, Energy, Sustainability, Environment, Food & Beverage, College, Diversity, Inspirational, Science, Earth Day, Animals & Wildlife, Conservation, Environmental Activism and Culture.

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Vandana Shiva is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Environmental Policy, Energy and Sustainability. The estimated speaking fee range to book Vandana Shiva for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $30,000 - $50,000. Vandana Shiva generally travels from New Delhi, India and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Erin Brockovich, Adrian Grenier and Alexandra Cousteau. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Vandana Shiva for an upcoming event.

Vandana Shiva Speaking Topics

  • Water Wars: Pollution, Profits & Privatization

  • Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis

    In this revelatory talk based on her book of the same name, environmental leader and keynote speaker Shiva illustrates to audiences the undeniable connection between industrial agriculture and climate change. She looks to the small, independent farm as the answer in moving away from dependence on fossil fuels and globalization, citing their inherent productivity, biodiversity, potential for social justice, and resilience and versatility in battling such obstacles as disease, drought, and flood. With "Soil Not Oil," Shiva acts as your bridge to understanding how we can feed the planet in a socially just, environmentally sound way.

Vandana Shiva Videos

A message from Dr Vandana Shiva for the New Year 2020
Vandana Shiva tells FRANCE 24
VANDANA SHIVA on SUSTAINABILITY (4k / UHD Master 2015 ...
A Billion Go Hungry Because of GMO Farming: Vandana Shiva ...

Vandana Shiva Reviews

  • We appreciate Dr. Shiva accommodating our requests by joining our VIP event and signing her books after the event concluded. We sold several books that night. Dr. Shiva was a delight and really captured the audience's attention leaving everyone wanting to hear more. Thank you!
    University of South Florida - Feb 10 2023

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