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2009 International Conference

 

 

Rethinking Gandhi & Global Nonviolence

 

April 9 - 10, 2009

 

James Madison University

Taylor Hall 302

 

Conference Schedule

 

Thursday, April 9, 2009

 

8:40 - 8:55 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Sushil Mittal, Mahatma Gandhi Center, James Madison University

 

9:00 - 9:40 a.m.

"Gandhi and the Rhetoric of Nonviolent Transformation"

Cathy Comstock, University of Colorado

Moderator: James R. Zimmerman

 

9:45 - 10:25 a.m.

"Gandhi, the Language Question, and Independence"

Talat Ahmed, Goldsmiths, University of London

Moderator: James R. Zimmerman

 

10:25 - 10:40 a.m. Break

 

10:45 - 11:25 a.m.

" 'The Mind of Whites': Gandhi, Satyagraha, and Visual Politics"

Ritu Khanduri, University of Texas at Arlington

Moderator: Melinda Adams

 

11:30 - 12:10 p.m.

"Rethinking the Place of Gandhian Nonviolence in India through Visual Culture"

Karline McLain, Bucknell University

Moderator: Melinda Adams

 

12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break

 

1:35 - 2:15 p.m.

"Swaraj and Swadeshi: Gandhi's Influence on the 'Education for All' Movement"

Laura Desportes, James Madison University

Moderator: Jennifer Lockard Connerley

 

2:20 - 3:00 p.m.

"Applications of Gandhi's Teachings: Today's Challenges"

Kay Koppedrayer, Wilfrid Laurier University

Moderator: Jennifer Lockard Connerley

 

3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break

 

3:15 - 3:55 p.m.

"Gandhi and Jesus: The Saving Power of Nonviolence"

Terrence Rynne, Marquette University

Moderator: Andrea Veltman

 

4:00 - 4:40 p.m.

"Gandhian Principles of Nonviolent Resistance and Ukraine's Orange Revolution: A Case Study of one Kyiv Congregation"

Svetlana Filiatreau, George Mason University

Moderator: Andrea Veltman

 

4:45 - 5:30 p.m.

"Gandhian Nonviolence in the United States During the Second World War"

Kip Kosek, George Washington University

Moderator: Louise Temple-Rosebrook

 

5:35 - 6:15 p.m.

"Gandhi and Hick on Religious Pluralism: Some Resonances"

Sharada Sugirtharajah, University of Birmingham

Moderator: Iain Maclean

 

6:15 - 6:55 p.m.

"Gandhi and Deep Religious Pluralism"

Nicholas F. Gier, University of Idaho

Moderator: Iain Maclean

 

Friday, April 10, 2009

 

9:00 - 9:40 a.m.

"Ahimsa, Satyagraha, and Ubuntu: The Role of Indigenous Cultures in Nonviolent Conflict Resolution"

Mark Malisa, Northeastern University

Moderator: Bill Tate

 

9:45 - 10:25 a.m.

"Fear and Fearlessness in Gandhi and Fanon"

Brandon Terry, Yale University

Moderator: Brian T. Kaylor

 

10:25 - 10:40 a.m. Break

 

10:45 - 11:25 a.m.

"Nonviolence and Peace: A Gandhian Perspective"

Nisha Bala Tyagi, Delhi University

Moderator: Suraj Jacob

 

11:30 - 12:10 p.m.

"Gandhi and the Indian War of Independence: Religious, Secular, and Realist Influences"

Ivan Sheehan, University of Massachusetts

Moderator: Suraj Jacob

 

12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

 

1:35 - 2:15 p.m.

"Gandhi's Interpretation of War Narratives in Religious Texts: A Hermeneutics for Nonviolent Activism"

Veena Rani Howard, University of Oregon

Moderator: Scott Vollum

 

2:20 - 3:00 p.m.

"Gandhian Nonviolence as a Response to Epistemological Violence"

Peter Cox, University of Chester

Moderator: Scott Vollum

 

3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break

 

3:15 - 3:55 p.m.

"Gandhi's Larger Vision of Nonviolence: The Rule of Law, Effective Law Enforcement, and Nonviolence at both Global and National Levels"

Glen Martin, Radford University

Moderator: Steven Keffer

 

4:00 - 4:40 p.m.

"Mahatma Gandhi: A Twenty-First Century Look at a Twentieth-Century Prophet of Moral and Political Power"

Nathaniel Murrell, University of North Carolina, Willimington

Moderator: Bobbie Mitchell

 

4:45 - 5:30 p.m.

"Gandhi's Environmental Legacy: Food, Democracy, and Social Justice"

Whitney Sanford, University of Florida

Moderator: Sarah O'Connor

 

5:35 - 6:15 p.m.

Keynote Address

"Mahatma Gandhi's Philosophy of Nonviolence: Why Most People Who Claim to be Nonviolent and for Peace are very Violent"

Douglas Allen, University of Maine

Moderator: Bill Hawk

 

Admission to the conference is free and open to the public.

 

Support for the conference is provided in part by JMU College of Arts and Letters.