FYI UPDATE: Tickets for the Sadat Lecture for Peace with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet on May 7, 2013, are completely sold out. The event will be streamed live on the the UMD web site. Individuals can go to www.umd.edu on the day of the event and click on the link to view it.
February 21, 2013
Dear University of Maryland community:
We will welcome a very special guest to campus this semester: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. He will deliver the Anwar Sadat Lecture for Peace on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the Comcast Center.
As you know, the Dalai Lama is an international force for peace, nonviolence and religious harmony, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Unlike the 20th century, in which millions died in conflict, "Let the 21st century be a century of tolerance and dialogue," he has said.
Scientific inquiry fascinates him. The Dalai Lama has engaged in many conversations with eminent scientists. He has actively sponsored dialogues to harmonize and contrast the ways of religion and science. He is a passionate advocate for the environment. He describes himself as a feminist.
I want to express my gratitude to Professor Shibley Telhami, Sadat Chair for Peace and Development in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. He personally arranged this special visit.
Over the years, the Sadat Lecture has brought international voices of the highest caliber to our campus, including Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan, Henry Kissinger, Ezer Weitzman, Jimmy Carter, Mary Robinson, Mohamed El Baradei, James Baker, and Madeleine Albright.
This is a rare opportunity and promises to be a landmark event for the entire campus.
Wallace D. Loh
President, University of Maryland