Helena Norberg Hodge - Local is our future: Steps to an economics of happiness
Join Right Livelihood Laureate Helena Norberg Hodge and students from Politics/LGST 167, the Politics of International Trade, for a presentation and dialogue on the systemic root causes of our current global crises and economic localization—shifting our economies towards place-based, human-scale activity—as a strategy for change to address our many crises.
ABOUT HELENA NORBERG-HODGE
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.
ABOUT RIGHT LIVELIHOOD AT UCSC
The Right Livelihood Center 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. There are 194 Laureates from 76 countries including Greta Thunberg, Bill McKibben/350.org, Vandana Shiva, Amy Goodman and Wangari Maathai, and nine Right Livelihood Colleges on five continents. UCSC is the only Right Livelihood College in North America.
Thursday, November 30 at 3:20pm to 4:55pm