Carleton University: Third Annual M.K. Gandhi Lecture in peace and the humanities

THE College of the Humanities at Carleton University and the Mahatma Gandhi Peace Council of Ottawa present the third annual M.K. Gandhi Lecture in Peace and the Humanities for 2014. This year’s presentation features Arvind Sharma, Birks Professor of Comparative Religion at McGill University, speaking on Mahatma Gandhi’s Solution for Religious Conflict.

When: Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.

Where: Room 2200, River Building, Carleton University

Registration: RSVP by emailing: or

Cost: Free

Note: The lecture will be preceded by a short ceremony at the River Building Gandhi statue at 1:45 p.m. and followed by a reception.

Sharma is a global figure in the academic study of religion. He holds a PhD in Sanskrit and Indian Studies from Harvard University and has authored or edited some 50 volumes on comparative religion, Hinduism, women and religion and theories of religion. He has organized two international conferences on religion after 9/11 and is also currently working in the areas of freedom of religion and religion and human rights. His most recent book is Gandhi: A Spiritual Biography.

The M.K. Gandhi Lecture has been endowed by Kanta Marwah, supported by gifts from Nishith Goel, Jagmohan Humar, Pradeep Merchant, the late Kailash Mital and Jack Uppal.