Rajmohan Gandhi, the grandson of renowned ideological and political Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, is a Research Professor at the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Gandhi was a former member of the Rajya Sabha (the upper house of the Indian Parliament) and led the Indian delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva in 1990. Throughout his life, Gandhi has been actively speaking, writing, and creating dialogue for trust-building, establishing truth, reconciliation and democracy across the globe. Most notably, Gandhi spearheaded efforts to establish the Asia Plateau for the NGO “Initiatives of Change”, actively pursuing democratic rights during the 1975-1977 Emergency in India, and working consistently for India-Pakistan and Hindu-Muslim reconciliation. Gandhi continues to work to find common ground and promoting teamwork between conflicting groups throughout the world.