University of Rochester professor and peace scholar Robert
Holmes will be at Hamline this week to deliver two presentations for the 27th
annual Hanna Lectures. His topics are "Gandhian Nonviolence and its Relevance
Today" and "Affirmative Action or Reparations? How to Deal with Social
“We're excited to have Professor Holmes come to campus to
speak on such important issues, said Hamline philosophy professor Stephen
Kellert. “We are especially glad that these events complement the recent address
by Arun Gandhi during Hamline’s Commitment to Community celebration.”
Both events are free and open to the public and will be in Sundin Music
Hall, located at 1531 Hewitt Avenue in Saint Paul. The lecture "Gandhian
Nonviolence and its Relevance Today” is at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13.
The second event "Affirmative Action or Reparations? How to Deal with Social
Inequality" is Thursday, October 14 at 11:30 a.m.
For more information on
the lectures, click here.
Holmes earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard University and his
doctorate at the University of Michigan. He has written two books: On War and
Morality and Basic Moral Philosophy, and he was the co-editor of Nonviolence in
Theory and Practice. Holmes was also a Fulbright lecturer at Moscow State
University and the Rajiv Gandhi Professor of Peace and Disarmament at Jawaharlal
Nehru University in New Delhi.
The Paul Robert and Jean Shuman Hanna
Lectureship in Philosophy was created in 1982 to bring a distinguished teacher
and scholar in philosophy, of national or international reputation, to Hamline
University. The donors desired that the Hanna Lectures serve as a memorial to
their experience with Professor Gregory Dexter Walcott, their philosophy teacher
during their days at Hamline University.