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Originally from India, a professor of Philosophy for MK University. Qualified by University Grants Commision of India to be a Lecturer 1. Philosophy 2. Peace Studies through out all Universities and Colleges in India.
Came USA in 2004 for summer course in Mennite Univerisity in Virginia. At present in Canada for past 4 years. Here in Canada also teaching a couple of courses to Huntington University for On-Line students.
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Wish to begin Nonciolence/ Peace, Research & Rehab Center (NPRRC)
This center is to be in India, as a place of Healing and Counselling for victims of violence and Center of Research and Peace Studies,
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Professor for Huntington University, Nonviolence/Peace on Mahathma Gandhi
How many years professional experience do you have ?
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Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Research, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Nonviolence & Peace -Gandhian Perspective
Masters in Gandhian Thought
UGC Qualified Lecturer in all Indian Universitites & Colleges
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Several Papers presented and organised Seminars for universities, Researcher in Nonviolence for Christian Brothers University USA & M.K University. Published in Indian Philosophical Series, Dharmaram Publications, INDIA
I set out to show that nonviolence could deal with Hitler.
My novel, Denmark Rising, is lavishly praised as a compelling, impossible-to-put-down story that convincingly shows the Danes largely foiling Hitler with nonviolent strategies. It expands the possible and fires our imagination.
Sub: Again violence in India & Solutions- for the query of ‘pedro de araujo dos santos’
For your question, how to solve violence/violent groups?
Right Strategy is 2 fold: 1. Philosophical 2. Personal
1. Philosophical: All (rebels, terrorists or any groups) all have reasons for violence. But reasons are as Philosopher Martin Heidegger said, like unending horizons (there are so many layers of reasons on both sides. No quick fix; an attitude of judging the other as fools is never a solution. So the approach is dialogical - dialogue, dialogue again dialogue.
2. Personal: As Martin Buber said the approach is an attitude from “I-it to I-Thou” relationship, respect for one another. With this attitude of dialogue, each side is able to realize how much they harm, are selfish and how much they can give up for without destroying ‘self but giving up ‘selfishness’.
NB: Permanent future strategy should be education on nonviolence in all schools and try to deprive availability of all instruments of violence (arms, pistol etc).
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