The Ahimsa Center is raising funds to support undergraduate thesis.
The Ahimsa Award in Civil Rights and Global Justice will recognize the best written undergraduate thesis in history, philosophy, moral psychology, social theory, and political thought that engages with questions of freedom and constitutionalism, effects of inequality and identity on citizenship, and the future of the modern of the civic and social contract in the age of planetary crises. Ahimsa means rejection of violence in all its forms. One of its greatest legacies is the American Civil Rights Movement, along with struggles for anticolonial, anticaste, and antiracial self-determination and climate justice worldwide. These democratic struggles continue today. The award encourages future teachers and scholars to develop means and languages for educating our communities about these unfolding meanings of ahimsa and place them in the broad context of our civic, institutional, and political attempts to create a world without systemic inequality and violence. The award-winning thesis will display a commitment to reimagining ahimsa for our times. This is a trans-disciplinary award. Students from all departments in the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences (CLASS) are eligible to be nominated for it.
For more information about the award process, email Dr. Aishwary Kumar, Director, Ahimsa Center at email@example.com.
Clockwise: Dr. Aishwary Kumar, Everett Elias, Brianna Chan George,
Giancarlo Abejero, Ahimsa Center Club Members