New Scholarly Exchange Program Proposed to Focus on the Work of Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi

U.S. Representative John Lewis of Georgia, the famed veteran of the civil rights movement, has introduced legislation calling for scholarly exchange focusing on the work of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.  The Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative calls for the United States Department of State and the government of India to conduct an exchange of scholars from the two countries. An annual conference, with the locale alternating between India and the United States, would focus on nonviolent solutions to world problems. In addition, there would be a student exchange program for both graduate and undergraduate students between the two countries.