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Sheth lecturer to discuss bridging the Internet and the 'Inner-Net'

Emory Report | Sept. 28, 2016

Nipun Mehta, founder of ServiceSpace, an incubator of gift-economy projects, will be the speaker for the 2016 Sheth Lecture in Indian Studies on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 3:30 p.m. in Room W525 of the Goizueta Business School.

Mehta’s talk is entitled “Gandhi 3.0: Bridging the Internet and the Inner-Net.” The event is free; registration is encouraged.

In the talk, he 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 spreading qualities like empathy, trust and compassion.

Mehta founded his business, ServiceSpace, when he was 24 as an all volunteer-run organization using technology to inspire greater volunteerism.

A brief reception will follow the lecture.

Among Mehta’s many awards are the Dalai Lama’s Unsung Hero of Compassion award. In 2015, President Obama appointed him to a council on poverty and equality.

Established in 2000, the annual Sheth Lecture in Indian Studies is made possible by the generous support of the Sheth Family Foundation, which is dedicated to raising awareness of the culture and history of India and South Asia and to serving the Indian community in Atlanta and the Southeast.