Sixth Distinguished Lecture by Prof. KP Mohanan on Education, Blind Faith, and Societal Violence

UNESCO MGIEP is organising  its Sixth Distinguished Lecture, to be delivered by Prof. KP Mohanan on “Education, Blind Faith and Societal Violence”, on Friday, 2 December 2016 from 6 pm – 7:30 pm at the University of Chicago Centre in New Delhi.

Creative living in a world of unprecedented complexity and growing interdependence requires a fundamental shift in our ways of envisioning and engaging with our reality. UNESCO MGIEP’s Distinguished Lecture Series invites speakers of global eminence to spark discussions on contemporary global issues and dissect the role of education in this new paradigm.

About the speaker

P. Mohanan received his Ph. D in linguistics from MIT, Cambridge, USA in 1982. He has taught at the University of Texas at Austin, MIT, Stanford University, and the National University of Singapore (NUS), before joining the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Pune, India in January 2011. His academic interests go beyond linguistics to include scientific inquiry and the nature of academic knowledge, and rational inquiry in general, against the broader backdrop of human beliefs. As the founding member of ThinQ, a team of educators committed to promoting inquiry and integration in primary, secondary, and tertiary education, his mission is to help institutions set up and conduct courses on Inquiry-and-Integration.


The Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development was established with the generous support of the Government of India. As an integral part of UNESCO and the organization’s specialist institute on education for peace and sustainable development to foster global citizenship MGIEP is the technical advisory body to governments, organizations and academic institutions leading UNESCO’s work on advancing research, policy and discourse on Education for Peace and Sustainable Development.

Please find the invite below and register to secure a place as there is limited seating.

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Date(s) - 02/12/2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The University of Chicago Center, Baba Kharak Singh Marg

Distinguished Lecture  By UNESCO MGIEP

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