Globalization vs Culture, 11/17, Missoula

2004-11-17 07:00:00

Uof M, Science Complex, room 131

Contact: For more information, call Sustainable Living Systems at 961-4419,

Sustainable Living Systems is pleased to announce Helena Norberg-Hodge, cultural anthropologist and author, will be speaking in three locations in western Montana during November 17-19.

Her Bios:

Helena Norberg-Hodge, a linguist fluent in seven languages, is a leading analyst of the impact of the global economy on cultures around the world. She is founder and director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC) renowned for its groundbreaking work promoting sustainable alternatives to conventional development on 4 continents. She is the author of numerous works, including the inspirational classic, Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh, which together with the video based on the book has been translated into 42 languages. She is on the editorial board of the Ecologist magazine, a co-founder of the International Forum on Globalisation and the Global Eco-village Network, and is a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, or "Alternative Nobel Prize". Her website is:

The title and description of her talk:

Globalisation versus Community

Society today is faced with a choice between two diverging paths. The path endorsed by government and industry leads towards an ever more globalised economy, one in which the distance between producers and consumers will continue to grow. The other path is being built from the grassroots, and leads towards strong local economies in which producer-consumer links are shortened. Helena Norberg-Hodge will show how a shift towards the latter is one of the best ways of solving a whole range of social, environmental and economic problems, a conviction based on her long-term observations in societies as diverse as heavily-industrialised America, socialist Sweden, rural Spain, and most importantly, Ladakh, a traditional culture on the Tibetan Plateau.

Speaking Schedule:
November 17, in Missoula at Uof M, Science Complex, room 131 at 7:00 p.m.
November 18, in Hamilton at the Exchange, 225 W Main, upstairs, at 7:00 p.m.
November 19 , in Pablo, Salish Kootenai College, Beaverhead Bldg, Rm 115, 1:00 p.m.
An evening event will also be offered at SKC; details to be announced.

Sponsors of this event include:
Sustainable Living Systems
U of M Environmental Studies Program
Lake County Community Development Corporation’s Community Food Systems Program
Alternative Energy Resource Organization
Fanwood Foundation
Salish Kootenai College
Sustainable Business Council of Missoula
National Center for Appropriate Technology

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