June 10, 2016

Media Advisory

The Dalai Lama is visiting Washington, DC, from June 12-16, with an itinerary opening with a public talk at American University’s Bender Arena on June 13 and a dialogue with young people from 13 countries facing conflict and violent extremism at the United States Institute of Peace.

Details of main events and press contacts follow below:

June 13: Public talk by the Dalai Lama at American University, Bender Arena, 1.30 – 3 PM

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will offer greetings at the Dalai Lama’s public talk, “A Peaceful Mind in a Modern World” and Richard Gere, Chairman of the International Campaign for Tibet, will introduce the Dalai Lama. The talk is organized by the Capital Area Tibetan Association, a non-profit organization of Tibetans in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

The event will be live webcast at: www.dalailama2016dc.com

Press contact:
Capital Area Tibetan Association
[email protected]

June 13: Webcast only event, United States Institute of Peace, 10 AM

At a recent two-day dialogue in India with 28 youth peacebuilders convened by USIP, the Dalai Lama discussed ways to use universal spiritual values, such as compassion, in transforming violent conflicts into peaceful dialogue. On June 13, the Dalai Lama will join a few of these leaders at USIP in Washington, DC, to extend that discussion. See:

For additional information regarding this event please contact Melissa Nozell at: [email protected]

June 15: Democracy and Hope: The Dalai Lama in dialogue with young activists at the National Endowment for Democracy, 1 – 3 pm

Invite only event, details at: http://www.ned.org/events/ned-to-host-his-holiness-the-dalai-lama/

The Dalai Lama will engage in dialogue with four young activists: Arzu Geybullayeva, journalist, Azerbaijan; Rosa Maria Payá, Cuba Decide; Azaz Elshami, Sudanese Digital activist and Rami Soud, Jordanian activist. N.E.D will present the Democracy Service Medal to honor the courageous work of the late Tibetan Buddhist Monk Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, a prominent political prisoner who died in prison in July, 2015.

Press contact:
[email protected]