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Doug Allen on Gandhi’s Hind Swaraj

This audio podcast features Professor Doug Allen of the Department of Philosophy, University of Maine, speaking about THE CENTENARY OF GANDHI’S MOST IMPORTANT BOOK, HIND SWARAJ: ITS RELEVANCE TO VIOLENCE AND TERRORISM TODAY.

Doug Allen has served on the faculty in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Maine since 1974. He is a scholar of the phenomenology of religion, and has written and spoken extensively on the application of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy to today’s struggles of violence, war, and peace. Doug is a founding member of the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine.

Doug spoke October 1, 2009 at the Memorial Union on the University of Maine campus in Orono during the Fall 2009 Socialist and Marxist Studies Thursday series. The program runs about 75 minutes.

Doug Allen: Gandhi in Times of Terror

The podcast features Professor Doug Allen on “Recent Reflections from India: the November 26, 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai and Gandhi in times of terror.” Doug spoke on February 19, 2009 at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine just after returning from a trip to India. He describes this recent time in India as one where there is great interest in the nonviolent message of the Mahatma—considering that the 26-11 terror attacks on Mumbai have shaken India to the core.

His talk covers material that also appears in his article for the new Spring 2009 issue of the Maine Peace Action Committee Newsletter, “Is Nonviolence Relevant when Dealing with Terrorism?” Welcome to visitors coming here to find the podcast mentioned in the Newsletter.