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January 31, 2000
Desmond Tutu, Andrew Young, Rajmohan Gandhi to meet
A P Kamath
For Rajmohan Gandhi, a visiting fellow at Emory University, the next three weeks are going to be some of the busiest weeks he has spent in America. He will be discussing a slew of topics including the concept of forgiveness among Hindus and the illusion and reality about India's economic liberalization policies.
For two discussions, he will be joined by Nobel Laureate the Reverend Desmond Tutu, and former Atlanta mayor and civil rights leader Andrew Young. A former Coca-Cola executive will join Gandhi to discuss the liberalization of the Indian economy.
"My primary message in Atlanta will be that nothing worthwhile is possible without research, reflection and dialogue," says Gandhi, the editor and author, who comes to Emory after teaching at Indiana University for nearly a year.
He says hopes to add to the "bridge of understanding" between the United States and south Asia, which he says is vital to the future of the world. He also plans to meet with members of metro Atlanta's Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi communities during his visit, from January 24 to February 11.
"I hope to strengthen that constituency in Atlanta which strives for a greater exchange of scholarship and culture between the United States and south Asia," says Gandhi, a research professor at the Centre for Policy Studies in New Delhi, India.
He is the second distinguished fellow of the Claus M Halle Institute for Global Learning at Emory, and will give a series of forums and lectures on religious reconciliation, India's role in global trade, and politics.
He will also participate in joint events with other educational institutions in metro Atlanta, including Agnes Scott College, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Atlanta University Center.
All the Emory events are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Deb Hammacher, assistant director, at 404-727-0644, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 404-727-7504. For a map, check www.emory.edu/MAP/
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