On February 7, Lehigh University presented the 2017 Kenner Lecture on Cultural Understanding and Tolerance with presenter Arun Gandhi who spoke on Lessons Learned from My Grandfather: Non-Violence in a Violent World. Author, founder of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Non-Violence, and grandson of legendary Mohandas Gandhi, he spoke on his grandfather’s philosophies and how people of all ages can peacefully navigate relationships, especially in times of conflict.
Donald Hall, Herbert J. and Ann L. Siegel Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, introduced this world-class leader, commending the peace activist for his decades of work aimed at the social and economic uplifting of the oppressed, and shared how in recent years Gandhi has become an award-winning author of children’s literature that focuses on respect and understanding.
Prior to the presentation, Gandhi participated in two roundtable discussions with undergraduate and graduate students, one with students from all three undergraduate colleges, followed by one with College of Education graduate students on campus in the Herbert A. Roemmele ’53 Global Commons in Williams Hall as well as to those overseas via state-of-the-art technology.
The Kenner Lecture on Cultural Understanding and Tolerance is an endowed lecture series of the College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University, established in 1997 by Jeffrey L. Kenner ’65.
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