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Madhu and Jagdish Sheth Inaugural Conference
Creating a Culture of Ahimsa: Visions and Strategies
Cal Poly Pomona: Bronco Student Center, Ursa Minor and Ursa Major

 Fri, May 14

8:30 a.m.


9:00 a.m.

 

 


9:30 a.m.

 

9:45 a.m.

 

 

 

 


10:40 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



12:30 p.m.

1:40 p.m.

 

 

 

 


2:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4:10 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

5:15 p.m.

Registration: Bronco Student Center,
Ursa Minor

Welcome Addresses

Barbara Way, Dean, College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Michael Ortiz, University President

Introduction to the Conference

Tara Sethia, Director, Ahimsa Center

Rekha and Bipin Shah Address
Ahimsa, Spirituality and Social Transformation

A. T. Ariyaratne, Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement, Sri Lanka

Chair: Rick Brooks, University of Wisconsin, Madison

-- Break --

Panel: Is Nonviolence the Way?

Ending the World’s Political Violence

Jack DuVall, International Center for Nonviolent Conflict

Israel/Palestine: The Need for Nonviolence is Now

Mahmood Ibrahim, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Women and the Culture of Peace

Krishna Ahooja Patel, Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom

Chair: Andrew Moss, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

-- Lunch --

Sandhya and Prem Jain Address
How Knowledge from India has Changed Our World

Mary Elizabeth King, United Nations University of Peace, Costa Rica

Chair: Saul Landau, California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Panel: Ahimsa and Peace in Indigenous Traditions

Ahimsa and Agape

Uma Majmudar, Emory University

The Bumuntu Way of Becoming Humane: An African Contribution to World Peace

Mutombo Nkulu-N’Sengha, California State University, Northridge

The Tao of Non-injury to Nature

Da’an Pan, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Ahimsa and Sufism

Syed Riyaz Mahdi (John Ishvardas Abdallah), Independent Scholar

Chair: Phyllis Herman, California State University, Northridge

-- Break --

Madhu and Navin Jain Address
Nonviolence and the Farm Workers Movement

Dolores Huerta, Dolores Huerta Foundation

Chair: Dorothy D. Wills, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Reception
Hosted by the Dean, College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences

Sat, May 15

8:30 a.m.


9:00 a.m.

 

 



9:50 a.m.

 

 


10:40 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 



12:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



3:10 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4:45 p.m.

 

 

 

 


5:45 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

7:00 p.m.

Registration: Bronco Student Center,
Ursa Major

Heaven and Warfare: Perspectives from the Indic Traditions

Padmanabh S. Jaini, University of California at Berkeley

Chair: Prem Jain, Cisco Systems

Ahimsa in Workplace and Marketplace

Jagdish N. Sheth, Emory University

Chair: Nirmal Sethia, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

-- Break --

Panel: Nonviolence in Policy Making and Decision Making

Is a Non-Killing Society Possible?
Glenn Paige, Center for Global Nonviolence, Honolulu

The Process of Nonviolent Decision Making

Christopher Key Chapple, Loyola Marymount University

Chair: Lisa Nelson, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

-- Lunch --

Education and the Culture of Nonviolence: A Roundtable

Laura Finley, Colorado State University

Peggy DoBreer, Center for the Advancement of Nonviolence

Eisha Mason, Center for the Advancement of Nonviolence

Shabbir Mansuri, Council on Islamic Education

Tara Sethia, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

-- Break --

Panel: Applications of Ahimsa

Compassion and Charity: The Case of Jaipur Foot

D. R. Mehta, Mahaveer Vikalang Sahayata Samiti, Jaipur, India

Ahimsa Yatra

Samani Sanmatipragya and Samani Unnatpragya, Jain Visva Bharti Institute

Chair: Bipin Shah, Kovair

Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA) Address
Creating a Culture of Ahimsa: Pathway to Enduring Peace

Sulak Sivaraksa, International Network of Engaged Buddhists

Chair: David Chappell, Soka University

Recognition of Ahimsa Center Sponsors

Acknowledgements:
Tomas Morales, Provost and Vice President Academic Affairs, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Barbara Way, Dean, CLASS, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Tara Sethia, Director, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Music as the Path of Peace
Pianist, Benjamin Dowling,
Visionsound, Inc.

Introduction: Kurt Kruger, Success Systems International

-- Dinner --

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