Save the date: The Dalai Lama returns to SMU July 1, 2015

Dalai Lama

Save the date: The Dalai Lama returns to SMU July 1, 2015

The 14th Dalai Lama at SMU, May 9, 2011

The 14th Dalai Lama received an honorary doctorate from SMU at a special Hart Global Leaders Forum event in McFarlin Auditorium on May 9, 2011. His Holiness will return to the University July 1, 2015, for a moderated discussion in Moody Coliseum.

SMU and the George W. Bush Presidential Center will welcome His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to Dallas Wednesday, July 1, 2015 for “A Conversation with the Dalai Lama.” The renowned spiritual leader and Nobel laureate will participate in a moderated discussion at 1:30 p.m. in Moody Coliseum.

The event, which is open to the public, is hosted by SMU and the George W. Bush Presidential Center in conjunction with the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.

The Dalai Lama’s visit to Dallas will happen just days before his 80th birthday on July 6 – a birthdate that he shares with former President George W. Bush. The Dalai Lama last visited the SMU campus on May 9, 2011, speaking to more than 2,500 at McFarlin Auditorium during a special Hart Global Leaders Forum lecture. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from SMU at that event.

Tickets go on sale, Monday, May 18, at ticketmaster.com. Watch the SMU Forum for additional updates.

May 8, 2015|Calendar Highlights, News, Save the Date|

Tune In: The Dalai Lama at SMU

The Dalai Lama, renowned spiritual leader of Tibet and a Nobel laureate recognized for his unwavering message of peace, delivered a special lecture at SMU’s 10th Hart Global Leaders Forum May 9 in McFarlin Auditorium. He also received a 2011 Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa from the University.

His Holiness spoke to approximately 2,000 local high school students, SMU faculty and staff, and about 500 members of the general public – with the University’s webcast going out to many more. The entire event is now available for YouTube viewing. Click the YouTube screen to watch, or open a video of the Dalai Lama’s visit to SMU in a new window. video

> See a slide show of the Dalai Lama at SMU slide show
> Ten thoughts from the Dalai Lama during his SMU visit

May 17, 2011|Tune In|

Tune In: Watch the Dalai Lama live at SMU May 9, 2011

His Holiness the Dalai LamaThe Dalai Lama, renowned spiritual leader of Tibet and Nobel laureate, will deliver a special lecture and receive an honorary degree at SMU’s 10th Hart Global Leaders Forum from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2011 in McFarlin Auditorium.

No tickets remain available for the event, but you can still watch His Holiness’ speech and honorary degree ceremony live via webcast. Streaming begins about one half-hour before the 2:30 p.m. start time at smu.edu/live.

> Learn more about the Dalai Lama’s visit from smu.edu/dalailama

May 9, 2011|News, Save the Date, Tune In|

The Dalai Lama to speak at SMU, receive honorary degree May 9, 2011

His Holiness the Dalai LamaThe Dalai Lama, renowned spiritual leader of Tibet and Nobel laureate, will deliver a special lecture and receive an honorary degree at SMU’s 10th Hart Global Leaders Forum from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2011 in McFarlin Auditorium.

His Holiness will speak to approximately 2,500 guests, primarily local high school students and SMU students and faculty. Current SMU students, faculty and staff will be able to obtain up to two tickets beginning May 3 at the Mane Desk. A valid SMU ID and birthdate for all attendees is required to pick up tickets. Tickets are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

A limited number of free tickets will be available to the general public by online request. UPDATE: Due to overwhelming demand, tickets for the general public are sold out. Members of the general (non-SMU) public may join a ticket waiting list.

The Dalai Lama’s visit comes during an important period of transition, as the 76-year-old leader announced in mid-March that he will retire as head of state for the Tibetan government-in-exile to focus on spiritual matters. The Dalai Lama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his consistent opposition to the use of violence in his campaign to end Chinese rule in Tibet.

Since its inception in 1999, the Hart Global Leaders program has brought a series of prestigious speakers to the SMU campus for seminars and forums, including former Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush, Gen. Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The program is committed to the development of young people into ethical, responsible leaders and citizens and is made possible through the generosity of Mitch and Linda W. Hart.

> Learn more about the Dalai Lama’s visit from smu.edu/dalailama

April 27, 2011|Calendar Highlights, News, Save the Date|
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