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Rajmohan Gandhi Public Lectures

Thursday, November 17, 2016 5:30 pm

Location: Club Spartan Case Hall

Nov. 17, 5:30 pm – 7:00pm - lecture
Case Hall Club Spartan


The origins, content, achievements and failures of Gandhi’s Ahimsa or Nonviolence will form the subject-matter for this sixth lecture. How Gandhi ‘found’ Ahimsa; its connection to Hindu, Buddhist, Jaina and Christian traditions; why he stressed Nonviolence rather than Love; and whether nonviolence may be a relevant strategy today in some critical parts of the world – these will be among the questions examined.  

A noted Indian politician, academic, and advocate for tolerance and reconciliation, Rajmohan Gandhi has served in the Indian Senate and as president of Initiatives of Change International, a global nonprofit aiming at reconciliation and trust-building. He has been a Research Professor at the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and also Academic Director of that campus's Global Crossroads Living and Learning Community.  A grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Rajmohan Gandhi has published eleven books and has had a distinguished career in journalism.