Vandana Shiva


One of the world's most influential and provocative intellectuals, Dr. Vandana Shiva is a physicist and activist who seeks to "defend and protect nature and the rights of people to access to food and water and dignified jobs and livelihoods" (  She spoke with the Weave during the 2011 visit of a group of St. Lawrence University students and faculty to Navdanya, the think tank and "seed bank" she founded in 1987.