The Synergy Periodontics and Implants Lecture
Once called a ‘half-naked fakir’ by Winston Churchill, Mohandas K. Gandhi was more widely known as Mahatma Gandhi, the man who led India to independence in 1947. Gandhi is typically remembered as he was in his later years, in sandals and dhoti leading protests and engaging in hunger strikes as he took on the British Empire. As with all great lives, Gandhi’s is a study in contrasts, and any study of his life, and his success as a leader of India, must include an understanding of his formative years as a boy in India, as a law student in London, and as a lawyer in South Africa. It is through this analysis that we can see how he became so instrumental to both Indian independence and our own Civil Rights movement.
For further reading on Gandhi, see an op-ed by Anand Rao, published in the Free Lance-Star.
Speaker: Anand Rao
Anand Rao is professor of communication and Chair of the Department of Communication and Digital Studies at the University of Mary Washington. He holds a PhD in Rhetoric and Communication from the University of Pittsburgh, and his areas of research including public argument and debate, social media, and visual rhetoric. He has given more than fifty scholarly presentations, and has run workshops around the world for faculty on the teaching of communication across the curriculum, and for middle and high school students on argumentation and debate. He was the founding director of Harvard Debate Council’s Summer Workshop on Public Speaking and Argumentation, and co-founder of the Millennial Speech & Debate Institute’s Summer Debate Workshop.