Schedule of Events*

Monday, October 8, 9:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
“The Rise of Democracy in the Middle East”
Goldstein Auditorium
Hosted by Syracuse University and the SU Humanities Center

The so-called “Arab Spring” has rocked the world. Centered in the Middle East, but reverberating everywhere, citizens have been rising up, demanding civil and economic rights, protesting against and overthrowing totalitarian regimes. Governments have been replaced in Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, and Libya. There will certainly be more. The discussion will consider the lessons of this movement and the pathway forward for emerging democracies, and question what must be done to consolidate gains on a humanitarian level, while continuing to move in the direction of a more peaceful—and compassionate—existence.

Moderated by NBC News national and international correspondent Ann Curry. Welcome by Chancellor Nancy Cantor. Introduction by Founding Director of the SU Humanities Center, Gregg Lambert.

Panelists: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama; 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; director of the Moral Courage Project at New York University’s School of Public Service Irshad Manji; energy and national security specialist and former Director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey; and former U.N. ambassador Andrew Young.

Join us on Twitter: We invite you to follow and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #CGPDemocracy. During and after the discussions, event photos will be posted to SU’s Pinterest and Instagram accounts and to several SU Facebook pages: Syracuse University, SU Alumni and Orange CNY.

Monday, October 8, 1:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
“Shifting the Global Consciousness”
Goldstein Auditorium
Hosted by Syracuse University and the SU Humanities Center

Our “global consciousness” is constantly changing. The ebb and flow of the issues that inform our behavior, politics, and philosophy are driven by a variety of factors, from the availability and timeliness of information to the constantly changing zeitgeists. This discussion explores the way we view ourselves in the context of this information. And if we are truly global citizens, what steps must we take to push the global consciousness towards peace and humanity?

Moderated by NBC News national and international correspondent Ann Curry. Introduction by Founding Director of the SU Humanities Center, Gregg Lambert.

Panelists: His Holiness the Dalai Lama; human rights advocate Martin Luther King III; N obel Peace Laureate and Iranian human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi; Nobel Peace Laureate and former director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency Mohamed ElBaradei; Academy Award winning composer, UN Ambassador and philanthropist A.R. Rahman; and Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi.

Join us on Twitter: We invite you to follow and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #CGPGlobal. During and after the discussions, event photos will be posted to SU’s Pinterest and Instagram accounts and to several SU Facebook pages: Syracuse University, SU Alumni and Orange CNY.

TICKET AVAILABILITY FOR THE OCTOBER 8th PANEL DISCUSSIONS

No tickets remain for the morning and afternoon discussions, however, the symposium will be available via live webcast. For more information, please click here.

Tuesday, October 9, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
"The Past is Not the Past: The Continuing Quest for Racial Justice and Peace"
Newhouse III, Hergenhan Auditorium
(No tickets required)

Speakers
Ambassador Andrew Young
Martin Luther King, III
Professor Linda Carty, SU Dept. of African American Studies
Professor Janis McDonald, SU College of Law, Cold Case Justice Initiative
Professor Paula Johnson, SU College of Law, Cold Case Justice Initiative

This roundtable continues the discussion led by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on previous panels during his visit.The panelists will discuss the critical link between justice and peace and ask the question: Can there be peace without justice?

Join the dialogue about the imperative to address these issues in the interest of peace and justice in the face of persistent racial violence and inequality in the United States from the Civil Rights Era to the present.

Join us on Twitter: We invite you to follow and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #CGPJustice.

"Say that I was a drum major for justice; say that I was a drum major for peace..."  — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, October 9, 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
“Resolving Conflict in One World through Global Consciousness,” a public talk by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the One World concert with scheduled performers including Dave Matthews.
Carrier Dome

The benefit concert is expected to be the largest gathering of international artists ever to travel to the region.

TICKET AVAILABILITY FOR THE OCTOBER 9th ONE WORLD CONCERT EVENT

Seating is available and tickets may be purchased here.


*Separate tickets are required for access to each event, including each of the panel discussions (Goldstein Auditorium will be cleared between the morning and afternoon sessions on October 8). Tickets for the One World concert at the Carrier Dome on October 9 cannot be used for entry to either of the panel discussions at Goldstein Auditorium on October 8.