International e-Symposia: Gandhian Thoughts & Philosophy

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The year 2020 has been a life-time experience for the world. But amidst all the uncertainties, bewilderment and isolation, we are seeking motivation and hope to look beyond the pandemic. As we are journeying through this challenge, we draw our inspiration from those who carried on relentless struggle in different spheres of life. One such personality was Mahatma Gandhi. He was not only the tallest leader of the Indian freedom movement but has been the role model for many world leaders, in matters of fundamental rights, nationalism and beyond. In this pandemic situation, the commemoration of the year-long 150th birth anniversary celebration of the Mahatma becomes all the more significant. On this occasion, IIT Kharagpur is organizing an international e-symposia on ‘Gandhian Thoughts and Philosophy’. The month-long event will feature talks by experts from across the world.

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Program Schedule:

August 8, 2020 (07.30 PM IST) – Watch Recording
August 15, 2020 (07.30 PM IST) – Watch Recording
Topic University Speakers
Sarvodyaya Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA Prof. Bish Sanyal
Swavalamban Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA Prof. Brent D Ryan
Gandhian Lifestyle Gandhi Forum, India Dr. Shobhna Radhakrishna
IIT Kharagpur Prof. Anjali Gera Roy (Moderator)
August 15
Sarvodyaya Tufts University, USA Prof. Partha Ghosh
Swavalamban STS Sytems, India Shri Arunendu Banerjee
Saranagati IIT Kharagpur Prof. Kanchan Chowdhury
IIT Kharagpur Prof. Anjali Gera Roy (Moderator)
August 20, 2020 (06.30 PM IST) – Watch Recording
University of Manchester, UK Prof. Anindita Ghosh Gandhian legacies in the World Today
University of Texas Arlington, USA Prof. Ritu Khanduri Branding Gandhi ji
IIT Kharagpur Prof. Swagato Chatterjee
Gandhian Economics for Growth in India: From Aatman Nirbhar Bharat to Sarvodaya
IIT Kharagpur Prof. Chhanda Chakraborti Moderator
August 27, 2020 (01.30 PM IST) – Watch Recording
University of Leeds, UK Dr Surender Munjal Philosophy of Gandhian Economics
University of Melbourne, Australia Prof. Udaya Parampalli Gandhian Ideas on Academic Honesty Issues
IIT Kharagpur Prof. Animesh Mukherjee
Gandhipedia: a one-stop portal for browsing Gandhian literature, life-events and his social network
University of Auckland, New Zealand Prof. Partha Roop
Gandhian Principles for Enhancing Health and Wellbeing
University of Auckland, New Zealand Aron Jeremiah
Clinical Health Professional Dr. Giresh Kanji
August 28, 2020 (07.30 PM IST) – Watch Recording
University of Alberta, Canada Prof. Florence Glanfield (Speaker and Moderator)
Gandhi’s Teachings Woven Through the Fabric of Teaching, Research, and Administration
University of Alberta, Canada Prof. Mijung Kim
Possibilities and challenges of peace and sustainability in science classrooms: a journey of hope
University of Toronto, Canada Dr. Reva Joshee Gandhian ideas and education in Canada
IIT Kharagpur Prof. Chhanda Chakraborti Repurposing Gandhiji’s Philosophical Thoughts
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This is an initiative of the Ministry of Education (formerly Human Resource Development), Government of India
Organised by Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Office of Alumni Affairs and Office of International Relations
For further information write to media@iitkgp.ac.in

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