The Dalai Lama speaks at a press conference at Radio City Music Hall during a break between teachings May 20, 2010. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Tickets are now available to hear the Dalai Lama speak at the annual Sadat Lecture for Peace at the University of Maryland on May 7 at 10 a.m.
The free tickets will be available starting at 10 a.m. on April 8 for students online; faculty and staff will be able to pick up tickets in person starting on April 9.
A limit of two tickets will be available for the general public beginning April 10 at 10 a.m. Anyone interested should call 800-462-TERP or go online at umterps.com. For complete details on tickets, click here.
Since 1997, the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development lecture series has invited prestigious global leaders to speak before university students and staff. In the past the program has attracted leaders who spoke about conflict resolution and peace, such as former U.S. secretary of states Madeleine Albright and Henry Kissinger, former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela, and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter have spoken at the event.
"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," said University of Maryland President Wallace Loh.
As a peaceful advocate for promoting human values and religious harmony, the Dalai Lama “has been a compelling voice of compassion, toleration, and peace during turbulent times,” said the Sadat Chair, Shibley Telhami.