May 5, 2009

Religion, Media, and Culture: The Dalai Lama

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm ET
New York

In Person

Robert A. F. Thurman, Professor, Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Columbia University, and President, Tibet House US
Laurie Goodstein, National Religion Correspondent, The New York Times
Steven Waldman, President and Editor-in-Chief, Beliefnet
Moderator: Ibrahim Abdil-Mu’id Ramey, Director of Human Rights Division, Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation

In 1959, coverage of the Dalai Lama's exile from Tibet catapulted his epic struggle with China onto the world stage. Fifty years later, despite highly sophisticated attacks on his reputation and threats of diplomatic sanctions against welcoming states, his celebrity is larger than ever. As the Dalai Lama visits New York in May to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of his exile, join us for a discussion to explore different perspectives on the success of his use of media in advancing awareness of the plight of the Tibetan people.

This program is presented in conjunction with The Temple of Understanding, a New York–based organization dedicated to promoting cross cultural and inter-religious tolerance and understanding.

Photo: Nina Schroeder



Thank You

The Robert M. Batscha University Seminar Series is generously funded by Dick Wolf.