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Gandhi at 150 on April 16 WorldCanvass

March 23rd, 2021

Mahatma Gandhi was one of the most original, impactful, and complex figures of the 20th century.  Revered around the world for his activism, self-sacrifice, and nonviolent methods of confronting a repressive colonial power, Gandhi remains a much-admired figure today.  Gandhi may be best known in America for the influence his teachings on nonviolence had on leaders of the civil rights movement.  But the story of the man and his legacy is layered and not without its contradictions.  Our guests on the April 16 WorldCanvass will reflect on Gandhi at 150.  This event will foreshadow the Provost’s Global Forum planned for November 2021 on “The Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi at 150: Nonviolence, Race, and Politics.”  Join us for this virtual WorldCanvass on April 16 from 5:30-7 p.m.  Free and open to all, the program will be aired on Zoom and on Facebook Live.

 

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WorldCanvass: Gandhi at 150 

5:30-6:05 p.m.

Gandhi and Nonviolence

Rajmohan Gandhi—research professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Clayborne Carson—Martin Luther King, Jr. Centennial Professor, emeritus, Stanford University

Joseph S. Alter—professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh

6:05-6:25 p.m.

Gandhi on Race and Caste 

Suraj Yengde—senior fellow, Harvard Kennedy School

Rajmohan Gandhi—research professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

6:25-7 p.m.

Gandhi’s Legacy

Mithi Mukherjee—associate professor, Department of History, University of Colorado at Boulder

Timothy S. Dobe—professor, Department of Religious Studies, Grinnell College

Paul Greenough—professor, emeritus, Department of History, University of Iowa 

 

Following the live event, the video recording of WorldCanvass will be available on the International Programs website and on YouTube.  In addition, audio podcasts of all WorldCanvass programs can be found on iTunes and the Public Radio Exchange (PRX). WorldCanvass is produced by University of Iowa International Programs.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Amy Green in advance at amy-green-1@uiowa.edu or 319-335-1433.

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