Past Events

Amy Goodman and Daniel Ellsberg at UC Santa Cruz, May 17, 2018

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Nnimmo Bassey & Swati Banerjee

Global Dialogue on Livelihoods, Solidarity & Transformation

Tuesday, October 6th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Link.


Announcing the 2020 Right Livelihood Award Laureates

Thursday, October 1st. Link


Open House

Wednesday, September 30th. Link.



Miyuki Kinoshita, Helena Norberg-Hodge & Chris Benner

Solidarity Economics: Solutions for Scaling Up
Consumer Cooperatives & Local Economic Empowerment

Thursday, August 6th, 5:30-6:30 PM Pacific. Link.


Helena Norberg-Hodge

World Localization Day

June 21, 2020. Link.


Glorene Das / Tenaganita (Malaysia), Colin Gonsalves (India),  Manfred Nowak / Global Campus for Human Rights (Austria) & Emoke Bebiak (Hungary, Moderator)

Inequality & Vulnerability in Crisis

Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Link to video.


Frances Moore-Lappé (USA), Jamila Raqib (USA), Vesna Teršelič (Croatia) & Elizabeth Beaumont (USA, Moderator)

Threats & Opportunities for Democracy

Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Link to video.


Maude Barlow (Canada), Robert Bilott (USA) and Andy Szasz (USA, moderator)

Water Justice in the Age of Coronavirus and Beyond 

Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Link to video.


Monika Hauser (Germany), Sima Samar (Afghanistan), Eva Zillén (Sweden) & Nancy Chen (USA, Moderator)

Women in Global Health - COVID spotlight on major challenges 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Link to video.


Nnimmo Bassey (Nigeria), Vandana Shiva (India) & Chris Benner (USA)  

Crisis and Opportunity: Building Solidarity Economics in the Age of Coronavirus and Beyond

Wednesday, April 17, 2020. Link to video.

rla-roundel-cmyk.png Vandana Shiva: Poison-Free, Fossil-Free Food & Farming

All-Day Workshop  

Sunday, January 26, 2020. Link.


Vandana Shiva In Conversation

Annual UC Santa Cruz Right Livelihood Laureate Lecture

Saturday, January 25, 2020. Link.


Workshop: Permaculture, Mushrooms, and Ecological Justice with Stuart Muir Wilson

Saturday October 26, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Alan Chadwick Garden.


Right Livelihood Film Series | October 10, 17, 24, 2019 @ Cowell Fireside Lounge.

From Paris to Pittsburg: The Climate for Change is Now

Seed: The Untold Story

Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective


Bioneers Conference | San Rafael, October 18-20, 2019.

Right Livelihood College: Action-Research for a Just and Sustainable Future

Conversation with Stuart Muir Wilson: Permaculture & Ecological Justice

Conversation with Bill McKibben: Climate Justice & Divestment

Humanizing Humanity in the Age of Artificial Intelligence


Info Session for the Right Livelihood College at UC Santa Cruz | Thursday, October 3, 2019.


rla-roundel-cmyk.png Dialogos a Escala Humana / Human-Scale Dialogues | With Juan Pablo Orrego, Fernando Leiva and Chris Benner | Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile. Masters in Human Scale Development & Ecological Economics. Thursday, August 22, 2019. Link. 
nicanor.png Right Livelihood Summer Institute | Humanizing Artificial Intelligence: Using Cultural Power, Governance & Business to Address the Challenges of Our Time. With Nicanor Perlas. July 8-12, 2019. Link.
nicanor.png Nicanor Perlas | Humanity's Last Stand: The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence. June 6, 2019. Link.
chicowhitakerasf.png Chico Whitaker Ferreira | World Social Forum and Current Affairs in Brazil. May 23, 2019. Link.
manfedmax.png Manfred Max-Neef | Human-Scale Development: Economics as if people mattered. May 16, 2019. Link.
tonyrinaudo.png Tony Rinaudo | Re-greening Degraded Landscapes: Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration. April 18, 2019. Link.
ivanvelasquez.png Iván Velásquez | The International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) - A Successful Experience in the Fight Against Corruption. March 2, 2019. Link.




Conference of North American Right Livelihood Award Laureates. May 15-17, 2018. Link.

  • Amy Goodman


  • Daniel Ellsberg


  • Bill McKibben


  • Sheila Watt-Cloutier


  • Maude Barlow


  • Robert Billot


  • Frances Moore Lappé


  • Wes Jackson


  • Amory Lovins


  • Paul Walker


  • Alice Tepper Marlin


  • Tony Clarke


  • Yannick Beaudoin


  • Jamila Raqib
francesmoore.png Frances Moore Lappé | Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning and Connection for the America We Want. February 26, 2018.
helenanorberg.png Helena Norberg-Hodge | Economics of Happiness: Towards an Economics of Personal Ecological Wellbeing. November 6, 2017. Video.


billmckibben.png Bill McKibben | Climate Justice. May 27, 2017.


stephencorry.png Stephen Corry / Survival International | Indigenous Peoples' Day. October 12, 2016. Video.


billmckibben.png Bill McKibben | Reclaiming the Commons: Climate Justice and Fossil Freedom. February 26, 2015. Video.


jackson.png Wes Jackson | We Can Now Solve the 10,000 Year Old Problem of Agriculture. April 24, 2014.