Future Initiatives Enabled Through Kumar's Work
- In April 2016, Kumar’s endowment brought famed nonviolent activist Srdja Popovic to the University. His impactful work includes leading the nonviolent movement that ended the regime of Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic in 2000. Popovic’s presentation at the University was well received by students and faculty alike and is leading to further educational opportunities for students, including internships in Belgrade at the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies, an organization that Popovic cofounded.
- Plans are underway to hold a conference sponsored by the Oslo Freedom Forum, a network of advocates promoting global human rights. Annually, the forum holds a flagship conference in Oslo, Norway, but the organization also holds several satellite conferences, including one to be held at the University of Dayton.