Dalai Lama and Nobel Laureates at Peace Summit in Vancouver

The Dalai Lama

(September 24, 2009) – The Dalai Lama will be in Vancouver, September 27-29, 2009 to attend the Vancouver Peace Summit: Nobel Laureates in Dialogue organized by Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education.

Joining the Dalai Lama will be six Nobel laureates including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jody Williams, and Mairead Maguire. Other luminaries include former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, musician and activist Sir Bob Geldoff, and Kim Campbell, former Prime Minister of Canada.

The Vancouver Peace Summit: Nobel Laureates in Dialogue, will include a series of dialogues focusing on the themes of peace, education, creativity and well-being, and women and peace-building.

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Governor General Michaëlle Jean will open the summit.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

The Summit’s dialogues, which will be webcast, are: World Peace through Personal Peace, Nobel Laureates in Dialogue: Connecting for Peace, Educating the Heart, and Women and Peace-building.

In Sunday’s afternoon dialogue, Nobel Laureates in Dialogue: Connecting for Peace, four Nobel Peace Laureates – including the Dalai Lama, Jody Williams, Mairead Maguire and Betty Williams – will discuss their own motivations, their experiences of connecting for change, and their perspectives on our human responsibilities at the present time.

Karen Armstrong

At this session, TED.com Prize winner, Karen Armstrong will speak on the Charter for Compassion, which will be unveiled on November 12.

The peace summit will run from Sunday Sept. 27 to Tuesday Sept. 29. For more information and webcast times, visit www.dalailamacenter.org