Meera and Jasvant Modi International Conference
Ahimsa (Nonviolence) and the Quality of Life
- April 28 - 29, 2006
- Cal Poly Pomona, Bronco Student Center, Ursa Major
- Detailed Conference Program and Schedule
Ahimsa is nonviolence rooted in courage and compassion, fearlessness and forgiveness. It connotes reverence for all life, promotes trust and civility, and is the key to lasting peace and happiness.
The second international conference of the Ahimsa Center at Cal Poly Pomona will explore how ahimsa enriches life at personal, interpersonal and social levels. The conference will bring together broad range of scholarships and experiences to provide compelling insights from multiple perspectives into the relationships between ahimsa and quality of life.
Presentations and discussions at this path-breaking conference will address issues and questions such as the following
Friday, April 28, 2006; 9:00 am - Sunday, April 30, 2006; 2:00 pm
Workshop: Sunday, April 30, 2006; 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (includes lunch)
The conference will feature a roster of highly distinguished speakers, and several panels of carefully selected scholars, educators and practitioners. Collectively, they will communicate inspiring visions and innovative ideas about how to enrich the quality of life by embracing the values of peace and nonviolence. The list of our invited speakers includes:
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. C.S. and D.J. Davidson Professor at the Drucker and Ito School of Management and Director of the Quality of Life Research Center at Claremont Graduate University, CA.
Padmanabh S. Jaini. Professor Emeritus of Buddhist Studies, University of California at Berkeley.
Prasad Kaipa. Advisor to CEOs and coach for senior executives in Fortune 500 companies.
Satish Kumar. Program Director at Schumacher College in Great Britain and Editor of Resurgence magazine—thoughtful journal of ecology, the environment, new economics, and spiritual values.
Nipun Mehta. The founder of CharityFocus.org, a fully volunteer-run organization that has delivered millions of dollars of web-related services to the nonprofit world for free.
James O’Toole. Research Professor, Center for Effective Organizations, University of Southern California, and Mortimer J. Adler Senior Fellow, the Aspen Institute.
Neerja Raman. Director of the Imaging Systems Lab in the Printing and Imaging Research Center at HP Labs.
Lloyd Rudolph. Professor of Political Science Emeritus, University of Chicago.
Susanne Rudolph. Professor of Political Science emerita, University of Chicago.
Vandana Shiva. A physicist, ecologist, activist, author of many books, Dr. Shiva is the Director of Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in India.
Michael Tobias. President of the Dancing Star Foundation, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation devoted to animal welfare, international biodiversity conservation and environmental education.
For more information, contact: Professor Tara Sethia, Director, Ahimsa Center (909) 869-3868 or firstname.lastname@example.org