As part of the “Cultivating Peace and Justice” talk, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama explored alternatives to violence and the shared core human values that can lead the way to peace, justice and happiness. He also discussed ways in which people of all religions, and secularists as well, share values that can bring people together to contribute to peace and justice. His message of peace crosses all borders.
The Dalai Lama was introduced by Pam Omidyar. Omidyar is a philanthropist and social justice advocate; and founder of Humanity United, an organization committed to building peace and advancing human freedom. She is founder of HopeLab, a nonprofit combining scientific research with innovative solutions to help young people with chronic illness; co-founder of Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm; and recipient of the 2011 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. Her husband, Pierre, is the founder of eBay.
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To learn more about peace, justice, Asian and religious studies programs at University of San Diego, please visit:
- Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
- Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
- College of Arts and Sciences, Asian Studies
- College of Arts and Sciences, Theology and Religious Studies
Message from Mary E. Lyons, PhD, President
The University of San Diego was pleased to welcome His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to San Diego for his first public talks in our region. Along with our colleagues from San Diego State University and UC San Diego, we planned two days of thought-provoking conversations with His Holiness to address critical issues facing our region, and our global society. The "Compassion Without Borders" symposium provided several stimulating forums that inspired new discoveries and expanded our understanding of humanity. We are grateful to His Holiness for joining us and were humbled to have him with us to share his wisdom and compassion.