Friday, June 01, 2007

Dalai Lama Appointed To Emory Chairmanship

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual and cultural leader of the Tibetan people and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, will begin his new life as a Presidential Distinguished Professor at Atlanta's Emory University when he begins lecturing there this coming October.

Part of the Emory-Tibet Partnership that aims to "provide a solid basis for [a] joint quest to explore the frontiers of knowledge" by engaging in a "genuine two-way exchange of people and ideas that encompasses the areas of culture, philosophy, religion, science and health ...," the Dalai Lama's appointment crowns on a cooperative effort that goes back several years before the partnership between Emory University and Drepung Loseling Monastery was officially established in 1998.

The shared dream of His Holiness and Emory Dean Dr. Robert Paul first envisioned in 1991 is a "vision of bridging two worlds for the benefit of humanity."

A recent article in The Guardian gives further details.


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