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People, Power and Non-Violent Resistance: Is Gandhi still relevant?

Nov 19, 2012, 2:30pm-4:30pm

Political science Professor Ramin Jahanbegloo, York-Noor Chair in Islamic Studies, will deliver the talk, "People, Power and Non-Violent Resistance: Is Gandhi still relevant?", Nov. 19.

Jahanbegloo is an Iranian-Canadian political philosopher who received his BA and MA in philosophy, history and political science, and later his PhD in philosophy from Sorbonne University in Paris. He has taught at the Academy of Philosophy in Tehran, the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, the Department of Contemporary Studies of the Cultural Research Centre in Tehran and, in 2006-2007, was Rajni Kothari Chair for Democracy at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in New Delhi, India.

He is the winner of the Peace Prize from the United Nations Association in Spain (2009) for his work in promoting dialogue between cultures and his advocacy for non-violence. His 25 books in English, French and Persian include Conversations with Isaiah Berlin (Peter Halban, 1992); Gandhi: Aux Sources de la Nonviolence (Felin, 1999); Penser la Nonviolence (UNESCO, 2000); Iran: Between Tradition and Modernity (Lexington Books, 2004); India Revisited: Conversations on Contemporary India (Oxford University Press, 2007); The Clash of Intolerances (Har-Anand, 2007); The Spirit of India (Penguin, 2008); Beyond Violence (Har-Anand, 2008); India Analysed (Oxford University Press, 2009); Talking Politics (Oxford University Press, 2010); Civil Society and Democracy in Iran (Lexington Press, 2011); and the forthcoming The Gandhian Moment (Harvard University Press, 2013). He is teaching AP/POLS 4422/5422 Contemporary Iran: From Revolution to Dissent in Winter 2013 at York. 


Location:674S Ross Building
Sponsor:Department of Political Science
Posted by:Carolyn Cross
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