On 21 September David Cortright, a research fellow and visiting scholar at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre visited ACCORD House. Mr. Cortright was in Durban to meet with, among others, Ela Gandhi, in relation with his new book entitled “Gandhi and Beyond: Nonviolence for an Age of Terrorism.”
He also teaches a course at Notre Dame on nonviolent social change, which examines the Gandhian philosophy and method and their relevance to contemporary social issues. Mr. Cortright is also the President of the Fourth Freedom Forum and adviser or consultant to a number of governments and agencies of the United Nations. He has also written widely on peace and security issues.
Mr. Cortright met with ACCORD’s Executive Director, Vasu Gounden, to share ideas and perspectives on current challenges to justice and peace as well as to learn more about the work of ACCORD. Mr Gounden is also a Trustee of The Gandhi Development Trust.