CEDAR FALLS - Four leaders in education and violence prevention will join the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet for a panel discussion, "A Conversation with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet: Educating for a Non-violent World," at the University of Northern Iowa on May 18.

The panel discussion begins at 9:30 a.m. in UNI's McLeod Center, and will be moderated by UNI Provost and Executive Vice President Gloria Gibson.

Art Erickson, founder and CEO of Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation; Judy Jeffrey, director of the Iowa Department of Education; Jackson Katz, co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention program; and Lee Rainey, a Minneapolis business leader who has devoted significant time to youth development programs, will join the Dalai Lama to discuss ways in people and a society can address issues of violence, promote civility and enhance understanding through education.

The public may submit questions related to the panel-discussion topic. To send in questions for consideration, visit www.uni.edu/dalailama/morning-session-questions.

Tickets are available for the panel discussion. To order, call 273-4849, visit www.unitix.uni.edu or stop at the ticket offices at the McLeod Center or the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $15 (plus $2 handling fee). All seating is reserved.

In addition to the morning panel discussion, the Dalai Lama will deliver a keynote address, "The Power of Education," at 2 p.m.

Live streaming of both events will be available from links at http://live.uni.edu.



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The Lama doesn't have the answers for this world's problems more than anyone else living on this planet. All he is capable of doing is to create more confusion for those seeking the truth. If you want answers for what ails mankind, turn to Jesus. All the truth we will ever need is supplied in the Word of God, the Bible. He is the living Word. He created this world and all of it's inhabitants and is the only one who can answer the deepest questions of the heart.


I agree, lightbearer. But I'm still looking forward to what should be an interesting discussion.

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