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The Lecturers
In a change to tradition, the 2000 BBC Lectures will have one theme - Sustainable Development - but will be delivered by five different thinkers, each eminent in a different field. At the end of the run, the Prince of Wales will present his own views on the topic in a roundtable discussion with all five lecturers.
.1 Chris Patten
Patten Commissioner for External Relations, European Union. Former UK Minister for Overseas Development, Secretary of State for the Environment, Chairman of the Conservative Party and the last Governor of Hong Kong. Chaired the Independent Commission on Policing of Northern Ireland. Author of East And West (Macmillan, 1998)
.2 Dr Tom Lovejoy
Lovejoy Chief Biodiversity Adviser for the World Bank and Counsellor at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington. Former member of the White House Science Council and UN Environment Programme. Founder of the public television series, Nature, and specialist in environmental biology of the tropics and Latin American region. Editor (with R.L. Peters) of Global Warming And Biological Diversity, Yale University Press, 1992)
.3 Sir John Browne
Browne Chief Executive Officer of BP Amoco and non-executive director of SmithKline Beecham, Intel and Daimler. Physics degree from St John's College, Cambridge, and graduate of Stanford Business School. Trustee of the British Museum and chairman of Stanford Business School's Advisory Council. BP Amoco is Britain's largest company and the third largest oil corporation in the world, with interests in 20 countries including large holdings in Alaska and the North Sea.
.4 Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland
Brundtland Director General of the World Health Organisation A qualified medical doctor specialising in child and public health. Former Minister of the Environment and Prime Minister of Norway. Chaired the World Commission on Environment and Development that led to the United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, 1992. Our Common Future, Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987.
.5 Dr Vandana Shiva
Shiva Founder Director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, New Delhi. Trained as a physicist. Adviser to governments in India and abroad. Member of NGOs such as the International Forum on Globalisation, Women's Environment and Development Organisation and Third World Network. Founder of Navdanya, national movement promoting diversity and use of native seeds. Attended the World Trade Organisation summit in Seattle, 1999. Author of Biopiracy (South End Press, USA, 1997).
.6 The Prince of Wales
The Prince of Wales Prince Charles has been publicly voicing his concerns about the environment for decades - long before it became a mainstream issue. He has actively promoted ideas of sustainable development in speeches, through his support for various organisations, and in his own commitment to organic farming at Highgrove. For more details see the official website of The Prince of Wales:

The lectures will be recorded at the following venues. Admission is by invitation only. A strictly limited number of tickets will be available to the general public.

Tues March 21 Tom Lovejoy The Huntington, Pasadena, Ca. USA

Tues March 28 Gro Harlem Brundtland C.I.P., Geneva Switzerland

Thurs March 30 Chris Patten The Royal Institution, London England

Tues April 4 Sir John Browne Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh Scotland

Thursday April 27 Vandana Shiva The Nehru Museum, Delhi India

If you would like to attend, send your request to Please state whether you have a general interest in the topic or a specialist knowledge.