Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, FRANCE
In commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary and the International Day of Non-Violence 2018, the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) and the Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO are jointly organising the third Ahinsa Lecture featuring Jaggi Vasudev, popularly known as Sadhguru in dialogue with Gregoire Borst, Professor of Developmental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience of Education, LaPsyDE. The title of the dialogue is 'Creating a Culture of Peace!' where Sadhguru and Gregoire will jointly engage in a discussion on 'Peace, Neuroplasticity and Education'.
Ahinsa Lecture hosted by the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development and the Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO
Date of Event: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
Timing: Registrations commence 5:30 pm onwards. Lecture starts at 6 pm, followed by High Tea
Venue: Room II, UNESCO Headquarters, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris, France.
To attend the event, register here: https://goo.gl/xYztY7
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About the Keynote - Sadhguru
Ranked amongst the fifty most influential people in India by India Today, Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic, visionary and bestselling author. Sadhguru has been conferred the Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India in 2017, the highest civilian award of the year, accorded for exceptional and distinguished service. Probing and passionate, insightful, logical and unfailingly witty, Sadhguru's talks have earned him the reputation of a speaker and opinion-maker of renown. With his astute and incisive grasp of current issues and world affairs, as well as his unerringly scientific approach to the question of human well-being, he has been a primary speaker at the United Nations World Headquarters, a regular at the World Economic Forum, and a special invitee at the Hindustan Leadership Summit, Australian Leadership Retreat, Indian Economic Summit and TED. He has also been invited to speak at leading educational institutions, including Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Wharton and MIT among others. With a celebratory engagement with life on all levels, Sadhguru's areas of active involvement encompass fields as diverse as architecture and visual design, poetry and painting, ecology and horticulture, sports, music and aviation. Three decades ago, he founded Isha Foundation, a non-profit organization with human well-being at its core commitment, supported by over seven million volunteers in over 250 centers worldwide.
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About the Discussant - Gregoire Borst
Gregoire is a full Professor of Developmental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience of Education at the University Paris Descartes. He is the Adjunct Director of the Laboratory for the study of Child Development and Education (CNRS), a junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France, the President of the Association of Research on Neuroeducation and a member of the group of expert on the protection of young audiences at the Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel (CSA). He obtained his PhD in Cognitive Science in 2005 at the University Paris-Sud. He was then a postdoctoral fellow and research associate at Harvard University from 2006 to 2010 before being hired as an associate Professor in the University Paris Descartes in 2010. He investigates the role of cognitive control (a process allowing one to resist temptations, automatisms, and heuristics and to adapt to cognitive and perceptual conflicts) in neurocognitive development in various domains and school learning from childhood to adulthood by combining behavioral, genetic and neuroimaging approaches. He has published more than 60 scientific papers, 5 books including one for kids to explain how their brain works (“Mon Cerveau”, Nathan).
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About the Ahinsa Lecture Series
Ahinsa is derived from Sanskrit word hims meaning injury and its opposite (a-hiṃsā meaning without any injury) refers to non-violence. This ethical philosophy was popularised by Mahatma Gandhi, the greatest champion of nonviolence in the world. The Ahinsa Lecture brings forth public speakers of the highest calibre active in the field of peace and non-violence to the forum for the benefit of peace builders, policy makers, youth, UNESCO Member states and international community. The Ahinsa Lecture is organized to mark the International Day of Non-Violence celebrated on 2 October to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
The Ahinsa Lecture was introduced in the year 2016 and is a part of the Distinguished Lecture Series, which are expected to inspire a larger international dialogue on a more peaceful and sustainable world, built through better education, inclusive spaces, and global citizenship. Previous lecturers include: Ms. Tawakkol Karman (Nobel Laureate 2011); Dr. Scilla Elworthy; Prof. Sugata Mitra; Prof. Martha Nussbaum; Madame Irina Bokova; Prof. KP Mohanan and Sir Partha Dasgupta.
For further details on the Distinguished / Ahinsa Lectures Series or to view past lectures / talks, visit: http://mgiep.unesco.org/distinguished-lecture-series