Conference: "Gathering on Common Ground: Building Harmony through Diversity in Canada and India"

Start Date

Sunday June 25, 2017

End Date

Tuesday June 27, 2017


9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Goodes Hall

Gathering on Common Ground posterOrganized with the assistance of the Canadian Difference Project, the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, Trent University, Queen's University, the Smith School of Business, and the Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity

A conference, Gathering on Common Ground:  Building Harmony through Diversity in Canada and India, will be held at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, June 25-27, 2017. The objective of the conference is to build on existing Canadian and Indian practices for addressing societal issues in an effort to develop innovative, effective approaches and solutions for moving forward. ‘Mutual Accommodation’ has been a key practice in Canada whereas ‘Nonviolent Action’ has been used extensively in India. Both practices have enabled significant progress, but major challenges remain. Some, such as the state of Indigenous peoples, have been present throughout both countries’ histories. New issues are emerging as our societies become more diverse. The conference will build on our foundational practices and harness our increasing diversity to identify new approaches to addressing societal issues.

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