His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama comes to UMD
Event Date and Time:
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Comcast Center, University of Maryland - College Park
"The Sadat Lecture for Peace is one of the University's most prominent events and having his Holiness visit the campus is a remarkable opportunity for our whole community," says University of Maryland President Wallace Loh. "It is very important that we expose our students to the broadest cultural and international diversity possible, and help them become global citizens."
The annual lecture series, part of the university's Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development program, (School of Behavioral and Social Sciences) has attracted world figures including Madeleine Albright, James Baker, Kofi Annan, Nelson Mandela, Henry Kissinger, Jimmy Carter, Mary Robinson, Mohamed El Baradei, and Ezer Weizman.
The Dalai Lama's Commitments:
The 14th Dalai Lama is one of the most recognized and respected religious leaders in the world. Throughout his life, he has stood by three main commitments: The promotion of human values, the promotion of religious harmony and understanding among all religions, and finally, as a Tibetan, he is committed to the Tibetan issue, believing he has a responsibility to act as the free spokesperson of the Tibetans in their struggle for justice.
His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama"The Sadat Lecture has hosted some extraordinary and diverse wolrd leaders over the years from Nelson Mandela to Jimmy Carter," says Sadat Chair Shibley Telhami. "His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been a compelling voice of compassion, toleration, and peace during turbulent times. His lecture presents a wonderful opportunity for our students, faculty, staff, and friends to hear his reflections."