How can the energy and idealism from popular uprisings be channeled into building alternative political and social structures? In this conversation with Mohamed ElBaradei, Nobel Peace Laureate and former head of Egypt's liberal Constitution Party, he reflects on the Egyptian Uprising of 2011 and provides practical insights, drawing from modern management and diplomacy, about the importance of teamwork in building political structures.
During numerous episodes throughout history, minorities have suffered brutal persecution and violence at the hands of the majority. In post-uprising Egypt, as civil strife was on the rise, Mohamed ElBaradei and Rajmohan Gandhi met and forcefully argued for ways to guarantee protections and rights of minorities and other vulnerable groups.
Rajmohan Gandhi, historian, peace activist, and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, visited Egypt during the turbulent post-revolution period in 2013. He tells a cautionary tale from the Indian Independence Movement about the dangers of "divide & rule." He stresses the need to work across lines of difference for the good of societies and the whole of humanity.