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Allen to speak at UN International Day of Nonviolence Oct. 2

The United Nations International Day of Nonviolence will be celebrated Oct. 2, the birth date of Mahatma Gandhi, one of the most admired and influential proponents of nonviolence of the modern world. As part of the observance, University of Maine Professor of Philosophy Douglas Allen has been invited to address the United Nations on “the Significance of Nonviolence in Today’s World.”

Allen is one of the world’s leading scholars of Gandhi’s philosophy and practice of nonviolence. Allen is scheduled to speak following brief presentations by Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin, the permanent representative of India; Antonio Guterres, secretary general of the United Nations; and Miroslav Lajcak, the president of the UN General Assembly.