The Status of Peacebuilding Between India and Pakistan
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The Status of Peacebuilding Between India and Pakistan

Early in 2019, India and Pakistan, both possessing nuclear weapons, came close to war before international pressure and internal realism produced a deescalation. Containing between them a population of 1.5 billion, the countries have fought four wars since 1947, when the Indian subcontinent was divided into India and Pakistan. In his lecture, Professor Gandhi, a research professor at UIUC and a grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, will address the fragility and global importance of their current truce.

When: Tuesday, August 27
6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Johnson County Community College -- Hudson Auditorium
12345 College Boulevard
Overland Park, Kansas  66210
United States
Contact: Matthew Hughes
(816) 423-2632

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About the Speaker

Historian, biographer, journalist and peacemaker, Rajmohan Gandhi divides his time between India and the United States, where he currently serves as Research Professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Rajmohan has been associated from 1997 with the University of Illinois. 


Rajmohan‚Äôs latest book, published in December 2018, is Modern South India: A History from the 17th Century to Our Times. Other books by him include Understanding the Muslim Mind (1987); Gandhi: The Man, his People and the Empire (2008); Two Revolts: the American Civil War & India's 1857 Rebellion (2009); and Punjab: A History from Aurangzeb to Mountbatten(2013).


In the 1990s, Rajmohan, a grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, served as a member of the Rajya Sabha, the Indian Senate.


6:30     Registration and reception
7:00     Presentation by Rajmohan Gandhi, followed by audience Q&A


Registration and Parking
This event is free and open to the public, though registrations are requested for planning. Please note that the names and email addresses of registrants will be shared with the IRC's program partner, Johnson County Community College.


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