Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy of nonviolent resistance, social justice, and respect for the environment has increasing relevance given our current global challenges. His granddaughter Ela Gandhi has continued this legacy.

Her lecture, Building a culture of nonviolence: the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, will consider the importance of strategic interventions in education to promote positive action on nonviolence.

Ela Gandhi is a renowned peace activist and author and is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for her work in promoting nonviolent political change. She is a former Chancellor of the Durban University of Technology, and member of the South African parliament where she was aligned with the ANC. Ela Gandhi is currently Honourable International President of the World Conference on Religions for Peace, and Vice chairperson of the International Centre of Nonviolence, South Africa.

The lecture is presented by UNSW’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as part of the So, What? Public Lecture series. The series aims to challenge and inform public debate and understanding by pushing the boundaries of academic discourse.

Ela Gandhi will be introduced by His Excellency Mr Biren Nanda, High Commissioner for India.

What:  So, what? Public Lecture - Building a culture of nonviolence: the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi

When: 5:45pm - 7:45pm, Tuesday, 26th February

Where: Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Kensington

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Ela Gandhi is visiting Australia courtesy of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Australia.

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