The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader for Tibetan Buddhists, will speak in May at the University of Maryland as part of the Sadat Lecture for Peace, an annual series that has drawn world leaders such as Madeleine Albright, Nelson Mandela and Jimmy Carter.
The event will be held at 10 a.m. May 7 at the Comcast Center on the College Park campus. Tickets are free but required.
The lecture series is part of the university's School of Behavioral and Social Sciences' program, Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development. Other guests speakers have included James Baker, Kofi Annan, Henry Kissinger, Mary Robinson, Mohamed ElBaradei, and Ezer Weizman.
The 14th Dalai Lama has dedicated his life to the promotion of human values, religious harmony and an understanding among the world's religions as well as serving as a spokesman for Tibetans in their struggle for peace, according to the university.
"His holiness the Dalai Lama has been a compelling voice of compassion, toleration, and peace during turbulent times," Sadat Chair Shibley Telhami said in a statement. "His lecture presents a wonderful opportunity for our students, faculty, staff, and friends to hear his reflections."
Visit http://www.umd.edu/lecture beginning March 8 for information on tickets.
Dalai Lama to speak at University of Maryland
The spiritual leader for Tibetan Buddhists will visit College Park on May 7
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