Mar 202017

Dr. Vandana Shiva (via

Tulane University will host world-renowned Indian ecofeminist scholar and environmental activist Dr. Vandana Shiva for a speaking event on Thursday, March 23. The “Soil Not Oil” event take places at 8 p.m. on Tulane’s main campus, and Dr. Shiva will speak about about fossil fuel based industrial agriculture, a topic of specific relevance to Louisiana which has long been known for petrochemical production.

Soil Not Oil will take place in the Kendall Cram Room on the second floor of Tulane’s Lavin Bernick Center (LBC). The university’s main campus is located at 6823 St. Charles Avenue.

Dr. Vandana Shiva has published numerous works on ecofeminism, international development, environmental and human rights, spirituality, agriculture, and biotechnology.

Tulane organizations sponsoring the event include: Environmental Studies Program, Undergraduate Student Government, Newcomb College Institute, Tulane Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking (and Dr. Thomas Sherry, the center’s Professor of Social Entrepreneurship), Tulane Green Club, Feminist Alliance of Students at Tulane, Divest Tulane, and also in the Taylor Center.

  4 Responses to “World-renowned environmental activist Dr. Vandana Shiva to speak at Tulane”

  1. However, her PhD is in philosophy, and she has no scientific training. She presents a very emotional message completely unsupported by science. And charges the school $40,000.

    • Welcome to the mantra of Progressive Socialists.

      “Socialism is for ‘the people’, not the Socialist”.

      I assume she took a boat to New Orleans? Surely she wouldn’t use oil and fly, right?

  2. 2 of her basic messages are lies. Indian farmers show each year by buying the seeds that GE cotton is a success and that the farmer suicides aren’t due to the seeds.

  3. Dr Shiva is an amazing speaker and activist. Monsanto is a horrible corporation they have committed many crimes against the environment and the impacts of their actions continue to affect the world. Thanks for PCB’s , Dioxin and the poisoning of our water, and our food. Thanks to Dr. Shiva they are being exposed.

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