An Associate Professor of Philosophy, Delhi University, India, from 1979 to 2013, Suman Khanna Aggarwal obtained her PhD on Gandhian philosophy in 1978 and has since translated her theoretical knowledge into practical action by founding the Gandhian NGO – Shanti Sahyog that works in 17 South Delhi slums and Tughlakabad Village, New Delhi. To promote Gandhi’s legacy of nonviolent conflict resolution, she has set up Shanti Sahyog Centre for Peace & Conflict Resolution. The Centre works, inter alia, to introduce nonviolent defence as a concrete alternative to military defence to achieve Gandhi’s vision of a world beyond war. #ChooseNonviolentDefence A plenary speaker at international conferences, Dr. Aggarwal has written and lectured extensively on Gandhian principles in America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. She has taught courses on Gandhi at McMaster University, Canada & Al Quds University, Palestine, amongst others. A recipient of many awards for her work, she conducts trainings and workshops on Gandhian philosophy and nonviolent conflict resolution on a regular basis. Areas of Focus: Gandhian philosophy; nonviolent conflict resolution.