Dalai Lama to speak at Tulane University Commencement

November 19, 2012

Mike Strecker
Phone: 504-865-5210


His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will deliver the keynote address to graduates at Tulane University’s 2013 Commencement.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters and deliver the keynote address to graduates at Tulane University’s 2013 Commencement, which will take place at 9 a.m., May 18 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

“We are honored and excited to host a leader of such universal renown, whose wisdom, humility, kindness and humor have won him worldwide admiration,” Tulane President Scott Cowen said. “The Dalai Lama’s message of compassion, humanity, equality, peace and service truly resonates with the Tulane community and its graduates.” 

Due to the special limited seating configuration, tickets are required for all guests. Graduates are allotted 16 tickets each, one of which the graduate will need to enter the Superdome. Tickets can be accessed on the commencement website in the weeks before the event.

“Each year we try to make Commencement something our graduates will remember for the rest of their lives. This year, with the participation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, I have no doubt we will do just that and more,” Cowen said.

The Dalai Lama’s Commencement address at Tulane coincides with his visit to New Orleans to participate in “Resilience: Strength Through Compassion and Connection, ” a conference sponsored by the Tulane School of Social Work that will take place May 16-18 at the Morial Convention Center.

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