Mahatma Gandhi’s Grandson to Speak at Scranton

Mar 29, 2011

As part of its 2010 – 2011 Education for Justice theme of peace and reconciliation, The University of Scranton will host a lecture by Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and past president of Initiatives of Change International.

A noted author and biographer, Gandhi will deliver the keynote address in the McIlhenny Ballroom of the DeNaples Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, the eve of the University’s annual Education for Justice teach-in. The event is free and open to the public.

For half a century, Gandhi has been engaged in international efforts for trust building, reconciliation and democracy and in battles against corruption and inequalities. Currently a research professor at the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Gandhi has worked consistently for India-Pakistan and Hindu-Muslim reconciliation. Since 9/11, he has also tried to address the divide between the West and the world of Islam.

The Education for Justice Office promotes justice throughout The University of Scranton community through various programs, lectures and activities. The office wishes to educate students on the importance of justice, so they may act ethically when faced with justice themes in the future.

Following his March 31 lecture, Gandhi will give a workshop on conflict resolution and peacemaking on Friday, April 1, for University students, faculty and staff.

While the evening lecture is open to the public, the workshop requires prior registration. For additional information, call 941-4051.

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