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.