Thu, Mar 29, 2012: Nonviolence in a Global World

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Join us for a free public lecture at 4-6pm on March 29, 2012 in Room 087 of University College (15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON) by:

Ramin Jahanbegloo , Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto

Bio

Ramin Jahanbegloo is a well-known 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. In April 2006 Dr. Jahanbegloo was arrested in Tehran Airport charged with preparing a velvet revolution in Iran. He was placed in solitary confinement for four months and released on bail. 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.

In October 2009 Jahanbegloo became the winner of the Peace Prize from the United Nations Association in Spain for his extensive academic works in promoting dialogue between cultures and his advocacy for non-violence.

This lecture is part of the Vital Discussions of Human Security series which is co-sponsored by University College Health Studies Programme, Canadian Pugwash Group, Science for Peace and Voice of Women for Peace.

Upcoming lectures:

5 Apr 2012             Should We Be Afraid? Real and Imagined Security Threats 10 years after 9/11
Mark Sedra, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation and U. of Waterloo
 
12 Apr 2012             Russia and the West After the Cold War
Sergei Plekhanov, Associate Professor of Political Science, York University

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