Trivedi Presents Paper at St. Lawrence University

Lisa Trivedi
Lisa Trivedi
Associate Professor of History Lisa Trivedi gave a paper titled "Won't You Be My Neighbor?: reflections on Mohandas Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." at St. Lawrence University on Friday, Jan. 22. Trivedi was invited to speak by St. Lawrence for Peace, a campus advocacy group that is part of the college's Global Education Initiative and that organized a week of events celebrating Dr. King's life and work.

In addition to discussing the shared views of these leaders, Trivedi introduced students, faculty and members of the Canton community to Gandhi's critique of liberal democracy and the approach he advocated called ahimsa, or "neighborliness.” Trivedi's talk concluded by asking the audience how Gandhi and King's politics of non-violence might be used to approach a variety of situations in contemporary society including controversies on campus and the recent disaster in Haiti.
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