PHL 704 (touchtone # 2160 ) Graduate Credit/PHL 309 (touchtone # 1257) Undergraduate Credit

Monday thru Friday, June 23-27, 2003

  9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This institute is designed for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of nonviolence as practiced by M. K. Gandhi, Henry David Thoreau, Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as contemporary practitioners like the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Nelson Mandela and others and to develop skills for conflict resolution at different levels.


Through readings, discussions of cases, workshops with guest speakers, field trip and videos, institute participants will explore the following questions:



·        What is nonviolence—a belief? an attitude? a tactic? a strategy?

·        Can nonviolence work in the twenty first century?

·        Can nonviolence be used as a technique of action from an individual perspective, a political perspective, and a societal perspective?

·        Does nonviolence mean inaction?

·        How can conflict be resolved? between two people in a relationship? in a group? in a community? in a country? in a global village?


For undergraduates, this course fulfills Division I Humanities requirement or free elective requirement.  It also fulfills the requirement for graduate students.


Register now:  touchtone voice response (978) 542-8100  or call (978) 542-6334


Instructor:  Dr. Krishna Mallick  (e-mail-, (978) 542-6298

Chair & Associate Professor, Philosophy Department, Salem State College


This institute is of particular interest to educators, guidance counselors, social workers, clergymen and women, business and government leaders, parents and others who are involved in resolving conflict.