Gita and Tulsi Savani Public Lecture
Gandhi, Nonviolence and Contemporary Conflicts:
Washington, Al-Qaeda and Kashmir

By Professor Johan Galtung
Sunday, November 21, 2004, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Music Recital Hall (Building 24 - 191)

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Lecture Description

Galtung, an expert on Gandhi and conflict resolution with mediation experience around
the world, will apply Gandhi's focus on empathy with the parties in conflict and creativity in
solutions to explore nonviolent ways of addressing major contemporary conflicts.

About Johan Galtung

JOHAN GALTUNG is internationally regarded as the founder of the academic discipline of Peace Studies. He established the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo in 1959, and launched the Journal of Peace Research in 1964. In 1993 he founded TRANSCEND, a peace and development network.

His major publications include Gandhi's Political Ethics (1955), Essays in Peace Research and Methodology (1974-88), The True Worlds (1980), There Are Alternatives (1984), The Way is the Goal: Gandhi Today (1992/1998), Human Rights in Another Key (1994), Peace by Peaceful Means (1996), Conflict Transformation by Peaceful Means (2000), Searching for Peace: the Road to TRANSCEND (2002), and Transcend and Transform (2004).

Professor Galtung is recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Right Livelihood Award (the "Alternative Nobel Prize"), and the Jamnalal Bajaj International Award for Promoting Gandhian values outside India. He has served as a consultant to several UN agencies and has played an active role in helping mediate in over 50 major conflicts around the world over the past four decades.

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Inquiries may be directed to:
Professor Tara Sethia, Director, Ahimsa Center at or (909) 869 3868.

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