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Peace scholar to keynote this annual lecture series at Hamline

Robert L.Holmes


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 Inequality."

“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.