Legends Lost

Prof. Gene Sharp

 

January 21, 1928 — January 28, 2018

 

Professor Gene Sharp was an American political scientist and champion of non-violent resistance. Sharp held a professorship at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in addition to founding the Albert Einstein Institution and serving as a researcher for the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard. His ideas, building upon those of Gandhi and others, have influenced nonviolent resistance around the world.

 

Thich Nhat Hanh

 

October 11, 1926 — January 22, 2022

 

Among the most prolific peace advocates of the modern era, Hanh was a Vietnamese monk known as the "father of mindfulness" in the West. He refused to align himself with any belligerent during the Vietnam War, maintaining his commitment to peace, and was thus exiled from Vietnam. Hanh was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967.

 

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