Lunchtime Discussion with Carlowitz Prize Winner Dr Vandana Shiva

  • DATE / TIME:
    2022/06/27    12:15 - 14:45
    Dresden, Germany

    Organiser: Centre for International Postgraduate Studies of Environmental Management (CIPSEM)


    • Dr Anna Görner, Managing Director, CIPSEM
    • Prof. Uta Berger, Scientific Director, CIPSEM – TBC
    • Dr Dieter Füsslein, Chairman, Sächsische Hans-Karl-von-Carlowitz-Gesellschaft e.V.
    • Dr Vandana Shiva, Founder, Navdanja International
    • Prof. Edeltraud Guenther, Director, UNU-FLORES and Board member, PRISMA – Centre for Sustainability Assessment and Policy
    • Jun.-Prof. Samanthi Dijkstra-Silva, Hans Carl von Carlowitz Junior Professorship for Sustainability Assessment and Policy – TBC

    Dr Vandana Shiva is invited to give a talk at the Centre for International Postgraduate Studies of Environmental Management (CIPSEM) as the 2021 Carlowitz Sustainability Prize Winner. The Sustainability Conference 2021 and the “Mother Earth Festival” took place on 5 – 6 November 2021 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Carlowitz Society, during which the prize was awarded.

    This event will be an exciting opportunity to meet and identify synergies with an inspiring and passionate researcher and environmental activist. Also speaking at the event will be UNU-FLORES Director, Professor Edeltraud Guenther.

    This is a by-invitation-only event.


    Dr Vandana Shiva is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, ecofeminist and anti-globalisation author. Based in Delhi, Shiva has written more than 20 books. She is often referred to as the “Gandhi of grain” for her activism associated with the anti-GMO movement.

    Dr Shiva has written and spoken extensively about advances in agriculture and food. Intellectual property rights, biodiversity, biotechnology, bioethics, and genetic engineering are among the fields where Shiva has fought through activist campaigns. She has assisted grassroots organisations of the Green movement in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Ireland, Switzerland, and Austria with opposition to advances in agricultural development via genetic engineering.

    Relevant Website:
    Carlowitz Society Website


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