Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Toledo

The Annual Mahatma Gandhi Lecture for Peace and Non-Violence

Photo of writer and peace activist Michael N. Nagler and his film The Third HarmonySPEAKER - MICHAEL N. NAGLER

Writer and Director - The Third Harmony
Founder/President, Metta Center for Nonviolence, Professor Emeritus UC, Berkeley


Lecture Topic: The Basis of Gandhi's Nonviolence

Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 7 p.m.

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Screening of the short film The Third Harmony - Non-violence and the New Story of Human Nature, followed by comments and Q and A with its writer and director, Michael N. Nagler.

FacultyClassroom and group discussion materials are here:

About Michael N. Nagler

Michael N. Nagler is professor emeritus of Classics and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley, where he founded the Peace and Conflict Studies Program and taught upper-division courses on nonviolence, meditation and a seminar on the meaning of life.[1] Nagler also participated in the Free Speech Movement.[2] He is President of the Metta Center for Nonviolence and author of The Search for a Nonviolent FutureThe Nonviolence Handbook, and The Third Harmony: Nonviolence and the New Story of Human Nature (March, 2020), and co-host of Nonviolence Radio and The Nonviolence Report.  In 2007 Michael received the Jamnalal Bajaj international award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India.[3] He has spoken for the UN, the US Institute of Peace, and many academic and public venues for over thirty years. He has lived at the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation's ashram in Northern California since 1970.

About the Lecture

Through the generosity of the local Hindu Temple and other generous benefactors the University has an endowed annual Mahatma Gandhi Lecture for Peace and Non-Violence.  This annual lecture, held each fall on or near Gandhi’s birthday, commemorates and reflects on the principles and philosophy of Gandhi.

Nonviolence is the greatest power at the disposal of humankind.  - Mahatma Gandhi


Last Updated: 6/27/22