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Perspective: Gandhi@150

Bush House Arcade, London

23 Oct nisau poster

Join Dr Raghuram Rajan, noted economist and former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and technology entrepreneur and philanthropist Sam Pitroda for an interactive discussion exploring the relevance of Gandhi to today’s economic and business challenges.

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “We may ignore Gandhi at our own risk”. Today, as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth, his humanism and vision of a world where every citizen has dignity and prosperity is as relevant as ever.

Our discussion will explore how many contemporary movements, from sustainable development and certified B-Corp businesses that balance purpose and profit, to the non-violent resistance strategies of the Global Climate Strike have their roots and inspiration in Gandhi’s thinking.

We will also consider how we might apply his philosophy to future challenges, such as the impact of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning on employment, managing diversity in the workplace, and the relevance of the principle of economic self-reliance to today’s debate about the social and economic impact of globalisation.


Dr Raghuram Rajan, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Sam Pitroda, telecom inventor, entrepreneur, philanthropist and former Advisor to Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

Dr Rajan and Mr Pitroda will join Dr Kamini Gupta from King's Business School and Miss Sanam Arora from NISAU for this engaging and interactive discussion on Gandhi @ 150.

This event is the annual India townhall of the National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK and is organised in partnership with King’s Business School.

Registration will start from 14.45 and the event will end by 16.45. Only registered guests will be admitted, and registrations will be followed up with a confirmation email.

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