Arun Gandhi, the fifth grandson of Mohandas "Mahatma" Gandhi and founder of the M.K. Institute for Nonviolence, sits down for an interview with FORA.tv.
He discusses his overcoming anger using the lessons of his grandfather, nonviolent peace building in the Middle East, and the controversial comments he made on his Washington Post Blog.
Born in 1934 in Durban, South Africa, Arun Gandhi is the fifth grandson of India's late spiritual leader Mohandas Karamchand "Mahatma" Gandhi. In 1946, just before India gained independence from Britain, Arun's parents took him to live with his grandfather for eighteen months.
At twenty-three, Arun returned to India, worked as a reporter for The Times of India, and co-founded India's Center for Social Unity, whose mission is to alleviate poverty and caste discrimination.
Arun and his wife, Sunanda, came to the United States in 1987 and in 1991 founded the M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence in Memphis, Tennessee.
Barb Gee has 25 years of experience in the computer industry, where she has held a variety of management positions in virtually all functional areas. After 6 years with Hewlett-Packard and 5 years with Silicon Graphics, Barb started her own consulting practice in January of 1991.
Barb received a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, with honors, from the University of California at Berkeley in 1978. She received a Masters degree in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1986.
In addition, she has served on a variety of Boards and Commissions, as well as having served as a key faculty member of the Washington Academy of Community Development (where she taught Organizational Management).