Sheth Lecture Series: Nipun Mehta on Gandhi 3.0

10/2/2016 3:30 PM

Sheth Lecture Series: Nipun Mehta on Gandhi 3.0

Sheth Lecture Series: Nipun Mehta
on Gandhi 3.0: “Bridging the Internet and the Inner-Net.”

In the times of Gandhi, social action organized in one-to-many formation. One Gandhi and many of us. His successor, Vinoba Bhave, came along and built a stronger network by walking across India and cultivating one-to-one connections. Along the way, he also pointed to what was emerging: "What rises up like a fountain, will return in the form of many distributed drops." That's exactly what we're seeing now. Nipun Mehta calls it Gandhi 3.0, where Gandhi stands for the age-old principle of leading with inner transformation and 3.0 represents the many-to-many networks that are popularized by the modern-day Internet. In a sense, it's a bridge from the Internet to the Inner-Net.

In this talk, Nipun Mehta will explore his journey of building distributed and decentralized movements that lead with inner transformation, of leveraging technology to nurture generosity, of cultivating practices that encourage "being the change”, and ultimately of putting priceless gifts -- like empathy, trust and compassion -- into greater circulation.

About Nipun Mehta
At the age of 24, Nipun quit his job to become a "full time volunteer." He is the founder of ServiceSpace, an all volunteer-run organization using technology to inspire greater volunteerism. What started as an experiment with friends is now a global ecosystem of over 500,000 members who have not only delivered millions of dollars in service for free but are regenerating a gift culture. Their projects range from DailyGood to KindSpring to KarmaKitchen.

Nipun has received many awards like Dalai Lama’s Unsung Hero of Compassion award and in 2015, President Obama appointed him to a council on poverty and equality. Nipun is routinely invited to share his message of with a wide range of audiences and his speech at UPenn commencement was read by millions. Nipun's mission statement in life reads: "Bring smiles in the world and stillness in my heart."

Here is the video of his lecture:


Date: Sunday, October 2, 2016
Time: 3:30pm.
Venue: W525 Goizueta Business School, Emory University, 1300 Clifton Rd, Atlanta 30322.
Register: here
Contact: Jongdae Kim 404-727-9732, jdkim2@emory.edu

Nipun Mehta

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