Gandhi Research Foundation

Winter School 20-21

Gandhian Nonviolence And Peace

Course Summary

Course Name :Gandhian Nonviolence and Peace

Course Duration :8 weeks; 2021 Jan. 22 to Mar. 13; Weekly twice (Friday and Saturday), 2 hours a day

Place/Venue :Online

Participants :Graduates and progressive learners; 30 Participants

Nature of workshop :Multi-track and optimized

Methodology :Interactive, participatory, play-way

Tools and Techniques :Exercises, Games, Audio visuals/ PPT, Flowcharts Design thinking, Case presentation

Objective :To understand the concept, context, conditions and constituents of Nonviolence, Peace and Sustainability
To analyze creative methods of conflict transformation
To design means of self/social transformation

Outcome :Knowledge on ’nonviolence as a way of life’; ability to construct sustainable peace in personal and neighbourhood life

Course Content

Concept of Nonviolence :Fundamentals, logic and pragmatism

Truth and Nonviolence :Causality; ends and means

Nonviolence in Action :Satyagraha and Constructive Actions

Concept of Peace :Perspectives and indicators

Context of Peace :Geo, demographic and material

Conditions for Peace :Physical, Social, Cognitive, Structural and Ecological conditions

Sustainability :Concept, ethics, challenges, SDG and global practices

Introduction to Values :Life; inter-relatedness; nonviolent living

Individual and Society :Organic and symbiotic relationship between micro and macro self

Introduction to Conflict :Concept, definition, structure, factors, causes

Creative Conflict :Dialectic, dialogic and constructive

Peace building/action :Mindfulness and knitting neighborhood

Resource Persons

Dr. Sudarshan Iyengar
Director, GRF., Former Vice Chancellor,
Gujarat Vidyapith; an exponent on nonviolent development

Prof. MP Mathai
Former Dean, GRF;Former Director,
School of Gandhian Thought and Development Studies,
Kottayam University, Kerala

Dr. Marek Wosinski
Founder, GNSD.; Senior Scientist,
Global Institute of Sustainability,
Arizona State University, USA

Prof. Carl Kline
Coordinator, Satyagraha Institute,
Brookings, SD, USA

Dr. Michael Nagler
Founder President, The Metta Center for Nonviolence
Petaluma, Colifornia, USA

Dr. Sapna Narula
President, GNSD, USAProfessor & Dean,
School of Management Studies, Nalanda University, India

Dr. Ashima Mathur
Vice-President, GNSD,
USA

Prof. Gita Dharampal
Dean - Research, Gandhi Research Foundation;
Specialized on South-Asian History

Dr. D John Chelladurai
Dean - Academics, Gandhi Research Foundation;
Specialized on Creative Conflict

Dr. Ashwin Zala
Editor, GRF monthly magazine ’Khoj Gandhiji Ki’;
specialized on Peace games



Course Fee

Course fee :$150

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E-mail : academics@gandhifoundation.net

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