"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 UMD 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, has attracted world figures including Madeleine Albright, James Baker, Kofi Annan, Nelson Mandela, Henry Kissinger and Jimmy Carter.
"His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been a compelling voice of compassion, toleration, and peace during turbulent times," says Sadat Chair for Peace and Development Shibley Telhami, based in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. "His lecture presents a wonderful opportunity for our students, faculty, staff and friends to hear his reflections."
The event will be held at 10 a.m. May 7 in the Comcast Center and is open to the general public. Ticket information will be available after March 8 at www.umd.edu/lecture.