Helena Norberg-Hodge: Localization, World Politics, and Responses to the Climate Crisis

Join Right Livelihood Award Laureate Helena Norberg-Hodge for a brief keynote and World Cafe-style discussion about localization, world politics, and timely responses to the climate crisis. The session begins with a 20-minute "conversation starter" from Helena followed by a series of small-group and whole-group conversations.

This session is a guest visit by Helena and UCSC Right Livelihood Coordinator David Shaw to Professor David Gordon's Politics 160, "Theories of International and World Politics" course. Join us!


Linguist, author, and filmmaker, Helena Norberg-Hodge is the founder and director of the international non-profit organization, Local Futures, a pioneer of the new economy movement, and the convenor of World Localization Day. She is the author of several books, including ‘Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh’, an eye-opening tale of tradition and change in Ladakh, or “Little Tibet”. Together with a film of the same title, Ancient Futures has been translated into more than 40 languages, and sold half a million copies. Helena received the Right Livelihood Award in 1986 "for preserving the traditional culture and values of Ladakh against the onslaught of tourism and development.


The Right Livelihood College at UC Santa Cruz is a partnership between UC Santa Cruz and the Right Livelihood Foundation linking faculty and students with ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ winners for research and education about proven solutions to the world’s most pressing global problems. 

Questions? rightlivelihood@ucsc.edu


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Tuesday, April 18 at 3:20pm to 4:55pm

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