University of Maine philosophy professor Dr. Douglas Allen, a prominent Mahatma Gandhi scholar, philosopher and author of over 15 books, will give a talk entitled, “Mahatma Gandhi for Us Today: An Ethical Life of Nonviolence and Peace” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the North Gym (Room 118). The lecture will be preceded by a reception at 5:30 p.m. Allen has spent more than 50 years as a peace and justice activist, scholar and practitioner starting with the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. The lecture will focus on what we can learn from Gandhi’s philosophy and practice today. Co-sponsors for this event are the College of Arts and HumanitiesPeace and Conflict Studies ProgramPhilosophy DepartmentEthics CenterPresident’s Commission for Human Relations and Equity, J.P. and Renu Sethi Foundation’s Gandhi’s Event and Legacy Lecture Fund, Cross Cultural and Gender Center and the Gandhi Memorial Education Fund. The event is free and open to the public.