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Honors Colloquium

Michael Nagler - What Would Gandhi Globalize? India's Greatest Gift to the 21st Century

Tuesday evening, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
October 6, 2009
Chafee Auditorium URI Kingston Campus

Professor Emeritus of Classics and Comparative Literature at University of California, Berkeley, Michael Nagler will talk on “What Would Gandhi Globalize? India's Greatest Gift to the 21st Century”. Dr. Nagler's books include "America Without Violence" (Island Press, 1982), "The Upanishads" (with Sri Eknath Easwaran, Nilgiri Press, 1987), and "The Search for a Nonviolent Future" (Inner Ocean Publishing).

Dr. Nagler received his MA and PhD in Comparative Literature at U.C. Berkeley, is proficient in ancient Greek, Latin and Sanskrit, and speaks French, German, and Spanish. He taught various subjects at the university level for over forty years, including comparative literature, religious studies and peace studies, including the highly popular courses on nonviolence (which was webcast and put on YouTube as well as at his website) and meditation. The Metta {Lovingkindness} Center for Nonviolence.Education which he founded ( exemplifies the concept of thinking globally and acting locally, by working with educators, activists and media throughout the world. Nagler, whose home is in Tomales, California, also serves on the editorial board of several journals, including 'The Acorn: Journal of the Gandhi-King Society'.

Colloquium Coordinators:

Professor Ruby Roy Dholakia
College of Business Administration
Professor Nikhilesh Dholakia,
College of Business Administration
Professor Arun Shukla
College of Engineering

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Questions, contact the Honors Center at 401.874.2381, or Deb Gardiner. or