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30 Jan - Gandhi Seminar: The History & Legacy

Gandhi Seminar: The History & Legacy

Senator George Mitchell Centre for Peace & Conflict Resolution Seminar Series

Wednesday 30 January 2008

Speaker:

Ela Gandhi
 

Organisations: 

Hon. International Vice-President of World Council on Religions for Peace,
Chancellor of Durban University of Technology,
Chairperson of Satyagraha and Trustee of the Gandhi Development Trust.
 

Title:

Gandhi: 60 Years On – How Important is His Message for Young People Today?
 

Time:

6.00pm refreshments for 6.30pm start
 

Location:

Gandhi Hall, James Graham Building, Headingley Campus
 

I am delighted to invite you to our seminar, reflecting on the history and legacy of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the spiritual and political leader of India and the Indian Independence movement, whose commitment to non-violence and truth inspired the struggle for civil rights and freedom across the world.

About this seminar
Last year Leeds Met renamed its Great Hall, Gandhi Hall in honour of a man whose life and humility was an example to us all. 30 January 2008 marks the 60th anniversary of Gandhi’s assassination, and presents an opportunity for us to reflect on the history and legacy of this great man. Ela Gandhi’s lecture will reflect on Gandhi’s legacy and examine how his message and teachings impact on today’s young people.

About Ela Gandhi
Ela Gandhi is the granddaughter of M K Gandhi, and a world-renowned human rights activist in her own right. She practised as a social worker in the child welfare field for 15 years and worked in education information for five years. She is a political activist and participated in the negotiations process as an executive member of the Natal Indian Congress. She served as Member of Parliament in South Africa for eight years.

We expect demand to be high, please reserve your place by Thursday 24 January 2008, to do so please click here and register your details. To find out more call Hannah Massarella on 0113 812 6210, or email h.massarella@leedsmet.ac.uk.

Getting here: The event will take place at: Leeds Metropolitan University, Gandhi Hall, James Graham Building, Headingley Campus, Leeds, LS6 3QS. Click here for a map and directions. Parking is available on campus.

I look forward to seeing you at this enlightening event.

Dr Edward Halpin
Associate Dean, Research, Partnerships & Consultancy
Leslie Silver International Faculty

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