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Global Legacies of Non-Violence

Global Legacies of Non-Violence

From Mahatama Gandhi to Martin Luther King, Jr.

April 17-18, 2008
Oakton Community College
Ray Hartstein Campus
7701 N. Lincoln Ave.
Skokie, IL

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Clayborne Carson
Professor of History, Stanford University
Director, Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute

Schedule Overview (pdf of full program)

Thursday, April 17

1:00 - 2:00 pm - Opening Plenary Discussion: "In Our Time of War and Terror: Listening to The Soul-Force of Mahatma Gandhi and the Freedom Song of Martin Luther King, Jr. Today."
Introduction and Facilitation: Dr. Madhuri Deshmukh

2:15 - 3:15 pm - Breakout Session 1

3:30 - 4:30 pm - Breakout Session 2

4:45 - 5:45 pm - Poster Session and Reception

6:00 - 8:00 pm - Keynote Speaker (open to public)
Dr. Clayborne Carson
Professor of History, Stanford University
Director, Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute
Respondent: Dr. Prithvi Datta Chandra Shobhi

8:30 pm - Dinner organized at local Indian restaurant (cost not included)

Friday, April 18

9:00 - 10:00 am - Plenary Session: "Gandhi on Truth and Non-violence"
Dr. Prithvi Datta Chandra Shobhi
Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities
San Francisco State University

10:15 - 11:15 am - Plenary Session: "Experiencing & Living Peace: Personal Choices to Promote World Peace"
Prasad Gollanapalli, M.Com, LL.M., M.A.
General Secretary of Andhra Pradesh Sarvodaya Mandal, Hyderabad, the primary Gandhian organization in the State.

11:30 - 12:30 pm - Closing Plenary Discussion: Legacies of Non-Violence: A Nation at War

12:45 - 2:00 pm - Lunch (included in registration fee) and Closing Roundtable Discussions

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