Yoder Dialogues to feature Gandhi’s grandson


Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and visiting professor in South Asian and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Illinois, will be the featured speaker at the sixth John Howard Yoder Dialogues on Nonviolence, Religion and Peace at the University of Notre Dame.p. Gandhis talk, titledThe War on Terrorism and the Gandhian Ethic,will take place at 11 a.m. Friday (Oct. 29) in the Hesburgh Center auditorium.The event is free and open to the public.p. The Kroc Institute is pleased to announce that the lecture will be available live on the Internet.This web broadcast is offered in collaboration with Notre Dame’s Mendoza School of Business Graduate School Alumni Relations office, which shares significant campus events with alumni via the Internet.Viewers will need Windows Media Player software, and can link to the lecture on Oct. 29 starting at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time – Indiana does not go on Daylight Time). The web address is: * mms://streaming.nd.edu/gandhi * p. The lecture will also be recorded and posted on-line within a week or two. A link to the web broadcast is available at http://kroc.nd.edu/events/yoder.html .

A journalist, political scientist and historian, Gandhi serves as academic director of Global Crossroads International Living and Learning Community at the University of Illinois.He has been a jury member of the Nuremberg International Human Rights Award, a member of the International Councils Initiatives of Change, co-chair of the Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation in Gurgaon, India, and a commentator for the Hindu and Hindustan Times.p. A former member of the Upper House of Indias Parliament, Gandhi has held research and teaching positions at the Woodrow Wilson Center at George Mason University and the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi.His books includeRevenge and Reconciliation,The Good Boatman:A Portrait of Gandhi,Eight Lives: A Study of the Hindu-Muslim Encounter,andGhaffar Khan: Nonviolent Badshah of the Pakhtuns.Gandhi earned his bachelor of arts degree from St. Stephens College in New Delhi and his masters degree in economics from Delhi University.p. The annual Yoder Dialogues were established in honor of John Howard Yoder, a founding fellow of Notre Dames Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and a professor of theology at the University for more than two decadesp. Contact: Julie Titone, Kroc Institute, (574)631-8819

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