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World Affairs Council International Speaker Series: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, "Inspiration for the Global Environment"

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Memorial Coliseum
One Center Court

May 11, 2013


His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet has long been a central figure in global initiatives to promote peace, compassion and environmental stewardship among all nationalities and religions. How can world citizens make a difference in caring for nature and neighbor and address the global environmental crisis? His Holiness explores the powerful links between the spiritual dimension and responsible global policy-making, and advocates for ethical action.


Every year the International Speaker Series features prominent national and international figures who address the significant issues of the moment. Inaugurated in 2000 to celebrate the Council’s 50th Anniversary, the Series has become the nation’s premier speaker series focusing on international discussion and education. Presented in the 2700-seat Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, the Series brings audiences face to face with the global leaders, visionaries, and inspiring voices that are changing our world including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, Madeleine Albright, Vicente Fox, Ehud Barak, Condoleezza Rice, Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, Bono, Thomas Friedman, Jane Goodall, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Wangari Maathai, Fareed Zakaria, and many more.