School for Wellbeing Studies and Research is honored to have Helena Norberg-Hodge, the producer and director of the film ‘the Economics of Happiness’ for the Bangkok special screening of ‘the Economics of Happiness’, a new documentary film by the International Society for Ecology & Culture (ISEC) about the worldwide movement for economic localization.  The screening will be held on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 between 1:00-4:00 pm. at the 14 October 73 Conference Room, 14 October 73 Foundation, Rajadamnern Road, BKK.

The film features a chorus of voices calling for systemic economic change, including Vandana Shiva, David Korten, Michael Shuman, Richard Heinberg, Rob Hopkins, Juliet Schor, Zac Goldsmith, Bill McKibben, and Samdhong Rinpoche, the Prime Minister of Tibet’s government in exile. The film will be followed by a post-screening discussion with Helena Norberg-Hodge.

In this regard, School for Wellbeing Studies and Research would like to extend an invitation to you and your interested colleagues to attend the above-mentioned event (please find more details from documents attached). Please RSVP at Tel. 0-2622-2495-6 (Patcharee) or e-mail or visit

Best Regards,

Patcharee Chonmanat

Project Coordinator
School for Wellbeing Secretariat Office

HelenaHelena Norberg-Hodge was educated in Sweden, Germany, Austria, England and the United States. She specialised in linguistics, fluent in seven languages including studies at the doctoral level at the University of London and at MIT, with Noam Chomsky.

Helena is an analyst of the impact of the global economy on cultures and agriculture worldwide and a pioneer of the localisation movement. She is the founder and director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC). Based in the US and UK, with subsidiaries in Sweden, Germany, Australia, and Ladakh, ISEC’s mission is to examine the root causes of our social and environmental crises, while promoting more sustainable and equitable patterns of living in both North and South. Its activities include The Ladakh Project, a Local Food program and Global to Local Outreach. She is the author of Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh, based on her first-hand experience of the effects of conventional development in Ladakh. Ancient Futures has been described as an “inspirational classic” by the London Times and together with a film of the same title, it has been translated into 42 languages. A new edition will be published in 2009 by Random House.

She is also co-author of Bringing the Food Economy Home and From the Ground Up: Rethinking Industrial Agriculture. In 1986, she received the Right Livelihood Award, or the “Alternative Nobel Prize” as recognition for her work in Ladakh.



Special Screening

?The Economics of Happiness?

A Film By

Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick and John Page

Tuesday 15 February 2011, 1:00 ? 4:00 PM.

14 October 73 Conference Room, 14 October 73 Foundation, Rajadamnern Road, BKK

1:00 ? 1:30 Registration
1:30 ? 1:40 Opening by Asst. Prof. Surat Horachaikul, Director of School for Wellbeing Studies and Research
Introduction to the film?s producer by Ajarn. Sulak Sivaraksa
1:40 ? 3:00 Introduction to the film by Kingkorn Narinthornkul na Ayudhaya, the vice-president of the BioThai Foundation
?the Economics of Happiness? screening
3:00 ? 3:15 Break
3:15 ? 4:00 Post-screening discussion with Helena Norberg-Hodge
Moderator Kingkorn Narinthornkul na Ayudhaya


Co-organized by

Suan Nguen Mee Ma Social Enterprise, Right Livelihood Foundation,

Green Market Network and BioThai Foundation

Free Entrance!!!

More information and registration please contact: 0-2622-2495-6 (Patcharee), or visit 

?A must-see film for the future of the planet?

-Zac Goldsmith, Member of UK Parliament

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