I was honored to speak on a panel with His Holiness the Dalai Lama today in Syracuse, NY
I thanked the Dalai Lama for all he has done for humanity, and he answered simply, “It is my duty.” His smile made the audience smile, and he punctuated his profound insights with jokes and laughter. I was also honored to be on the panel with human rights advocate Martin Luther King III; Nobel Peace Laureate and Iranian human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi; Nobel Peace Laureate and former director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency Mohamed ElBaradei; and Academy Award winning composer, UN Ambassador and philanthropist A.R. Rahman. NBC correspondent Ann Curry did a wonderful job of moderating the discussion.
The panel is part of the Common Ground for Peace Forum at Syracuse University, which continues on Tuesday.
Stay tuned for photos later this week!