Biodiversity and Conservation Activist
Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental thinker and activist. A leader in the International Forum on Globalization (IFG) along with Ralph Nader and Jeremy Rifkin and the Slow Food movement. Shiva won the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award) in 1993.
Director of Navdanya and the Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Natural Resource Policy, she is the author and editor of many books, including Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace (2005), Manifestos on the Future of Food & Seed (2007), Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit (2002), Protect or Plunder? Understanding Intellectual Property Rights (2001), Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply (2000), Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge (1997), Monocultures of the Mind (1993), The Violence of the Green Revolution (1992), and Staying Alive (1989).
Before becoming an activist, Shiva was one of India’s leading physicists.