International programmes in August


Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti in association with Ateneo de Davao University, Philippines organized an e-workshop on, “The significance of Non-violent communication in Understanding the Self” on August 01, 2020. Approximately 97 students from different disciplines such as sociology, psychology and anthropology of the respective university had enthusiastically participated in this interactive session. The session ended with the question-answer round shared in between Dr. Kundu and the participants such as – How can Non-violent communication be applied in this pandemic?; How to convince someone to be positive or to gain compassion if his experience is disrupting him to be positive or be compassionate?, etc. Dr. Kundu answered all of the questions and cleared their doubts one by one.
On August 13, 2020, International Centre of Gandhian Studies and Peace Research of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, organized the 4th International E-dialogue on Peace Education – Building a just and Peaceful Future. The programme was mentored by Prof. Vidya Jain (Convenor, Non-Violence Commission, IPRA); chaired by Dr.Janet Gerson (Education Director, International Institute on Peace Education, USA) including individual sessions by Prof. Tony Jenkins (Managing Director, International Institute on Peace Education, USA), Prof Herbert B Rosana (Associate Dean, Graduate School, Bicol University, Philippines) and Dr. Steve Sharra (Education Policy Analyst and Peace Education, Malawi). 62 participants took part in the webinar.
An international E-Conclave on Countering Online Hate Narratives through Nonviolent Communication was jointly organized by Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti and UNESCO-Media and Information Literacy University Network of India on August 26, 2020. Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan (Director, GSDS) delivered the welcome speech. Dr. Vedabhyas Kundu (Programme Officer, GSDS) moderated the session. The e-conclave was chaired by Prof. Jagtar Singh [Coordinator, Media and Information University Network of India (MILUNI)]. The other speakers at the conclave included: Mr. Alton Grizzle (Programme Specialist UNESCO, Paris); Mr. Bram Van Haver (Program Management Specialist, UNAOC, New York) , Ms. Sara Gabai ( Communication Expert , European Union SWITCH- Asia), Ms. Maha Bashri (Associate Professor of Communication, United Arab Emirates) and Mr. Mathew Johnson ( Director of Education, Media Smarts, Canada) were the honourable speakers of the day. Almost 90 people from different areas of the world joined the conclave.