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Gandhi and the Mentality of Modernity

A Transcript of the Report by Akeel Bilgrami, Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, presented at the 12th Rhodes Forum on September 26, 2014 It’s fitting to honor Jagdish Kapur by having a discussion of Gandhi and Tolstoy significance today. I’d like to look at Gandhi and Tolstoy not to expound what they […]

World Public Forum: Creating a World Fit for Humanity

A Speech by Vladimir Yakunin, Founding President of the World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations” delivered at the Opening Plenary Meeting of the 12th Rhodes Forum on September 26, 2014 Your Excellency! Ladies and gentlemen! Dear participants of the 12th session of the Rhodes Forum! Welcome to our regular session of the World Public Forum […]

Culture of Nonviolence: Tolstoy, Gandhi and the Legacy of J.C. Kapur

A Paper by Pascal Alan Nazareth, Ambassador (Retd), Managing Trustee, Sarvodaya International Trust, delivered at the 12th Rhodes Forumon September 26, 2014 A Paper by Pascal Alan Nazareth, Ambassador (Retd), Managing Trustee, Sarvodaya International Trust, delivered at the 12th Rhodes Forumon September 26, 2014 Distinguished chairman, vice chairmen, moderators and participants in this 12th annual […]

A Vision for the Future

A Paper by Toni Kästner, Chairman, Fusions Energie Forum, submitted for the Rhodes Forum Scientific Marathon – 2014 The creation of solidarity, collaboration and integration among nations today will only be possible by giving mankind and our individual nations a vision for the future which in turn requires solidarity, collaboration and integration sine qua non. […]