FAU Peace Day 9-21-2019 - Gandhi, Nonviolence, and Peace
Aug 26, 2019
Dr Douglas McGetchin
FAU Peace Day 9-21-2019 - Gandhi, Nonviolence, and Peace

Professor Douglas McGetchin is coordinating the FAU Peace Day celebration that our club is supporting.  In preparation for FAU celebration of World Peace Day 9/21/2019 Prefessor Douglas McGetchin will provide an introduction to Mahatma Gandhi, including his leadership qualities, personality, international connections, and his technique of Nonviolence that has spread around the world to end legal segregation in the United States, Communist oligarchies in Eastern Europe, and Apartheid in South Africa.

Dr. Doug McGetchin is Interim Director of the FAU Peace, Justice, and Human Rights (PJHR) Initiative and Associate Professor of History, teaching World, German, and South Asian history. He had a Nehru-Fulbright senior research grant in Calcutta, India, 2013-14.  He served as Director of the FAU Peace Studies Program 2012-13 and President of the Southeast World History Association (SEWHA), 2014-15.  His grants include a U.S. Fulbright-Nehru Scholar Program Research Fellowship to Kolkata, India, 2013-14, and a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Annual Grant for dissertation research to Leipzig and Berlin, Germany, 1999-2000.