Democracy and Nonviolence in today’s World

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Nonviolent Initiative for Democracy in collaboration with MIT will present “Democracy and Nonviolence in today’s World” a lecture by Dr. Ramin Jahanbegloo on Monday November 17th from 5:30 to 7 PM.

Dr. Ramin Jahanbegloo will speak on the the topic of the democracy and nonviolence in today’s world, and later focuses on the nonviolent movements in the Iranian history. The talk will be held at MIT Bldg. 4, Room 231. Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP is required: http://goo.gl/BTdDpW (capacity is limited)

About the speaker: Ramin Jahanbegloo is an Iranian-Canadian philosopher. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy, History and Political Science and later his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Sorbonne University. In 1993 he taught at the Academy of Philosophy in Tehran. He has been a researcher at the French Institute for Iranian Studies and a fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University.

Ramin Jahanbegloo taught in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto from 1997-2001. He later served as the head of the Department of Contemporary Studies of the Cultural Research Centre in Tehran and, in 2006-07, was Rajni Kothari Professor of Democracy at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in New Delhi, India. He is presently a Professor of Political Science and a Research Fellow in the Centre for Ethics at University of Toronto and a board member of PEN Canada.

Co-sponsored by: Nonviolent Initiative for Democracy (NID)

 

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