“The USC Student Interfaith Council is deeply honored to host His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, who embodies the religious pluralism and interfaith cooperation which we stand for,” said Interfaith Council President Sarrah Shahawy. “We anticipate that his visit will greatly enrich our USC community and enliven our discussions on interfaith dialogue, social responsibility, and spirituality and science.”
The visit will include two events open to the USC community and the public.
On the morning of May 3, the Dalai Lama will appear at the USC Galen Center to give a talk to the university community and general public on global ethics and universal responsibility titled, “Secular Ethics, Human Values and Society.” Following the lecture, the Dalai Lama will participate in a question and answer session moderated by Dr. James Doty, Chairman of The Dalai Lama Foundation and board member of the Brain and Creativity Institute at USC.
In an afternoon event, the Dalai Lama will join a panel of world-renowned scholars, including USC Professors Antonio Damasio and Gideon Yaffe, for a discussion titled “Secular Ethics: Origins, Elements and their Function in Society” at USC’s Bovard Auditorium. The sessions will be moderated by Pico Iyer, acclaimed journalist, essayist and author of a recent biography of the Dalai Lama.
The Dalai Lama's wisdom is world-renowned shadowed only by his very robust keen sense of humor. His talks are sure to leave attendees with food for thought, and maybe a few laughs too.
USC Dean of Religious Life Varun Soni will provide welcome remarks at both events.
Both appearances are ticketed events and open to the public. Tickets, which range in price from $50 to $125, will be available at www.uscticketoffice.com starting on Saturday, March 12, and by phone starting on Monday, March 14.
USC students will be eligible for discounted tickets of $20 for up to two tickets for the Bovard Auditorium event and up to four tickets for the Galen Center event. USC faculty and staff will be eligible for a discounted rate of $50 for up to two seats for the Bovard Auditorium event. All proceeds above expenses will be donated to the Dalai Lama Foundation.
More info at: http://dalailama.usc.edu/