Vandana Shiva

Dr. Vandana Shiva trained as a physicist at the University of Punjab, and completed her Ph.D. at the University of Western Ontario, 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, India. In 1982, Dr. Shiva founded the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in Dehra Dun, dedicated to independent research to address the most significant ecological and social issues of our times. In 1991, she founded Navdanya, an Indian national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources and to promote organic farming and fair trade. Dr. Shiva teaches at universities worldwide, and she is a Board member of the International Forum on Globalization and serves on Prince Charles’s expert group on Sustainable Agriculture. Through her books Biopiracy, Stolen Harvest and Water Wars, Dr. Shiva has made visible the social, economic and ecological costs of corporate-led globalization.