• A "Once in a Lifetime" Concert for Peace

    A star-studded cast will rock the Carrier Dome for a historic celebration of peace, music and common ground at the One World Concert on October 9th. The lineup includes scheduled performances by Don Was and his All-Star Band, Dave Matthews, Swizz Beatz, Natasha Bedingfield, David Crosby, Counting Crows, Roberta Flack, Nelly Furtado, Andy Grammer, Engelbert Humperdinck, Emmanuel Jal, Angélique Kidjo, Liel Kolet, Cyndi Lauper, Andy Madadian, Matisyahu, Nas, Phillip Phillips, A.R. Rahman, Shani Rigsbee, David Sanborn, Joanne Shenandoah, TEAL-ONE97, Voices of Afghanistan, the Voices of Peace Choir and Bebe Winans. Phil Ramone will serve as music producer and Whoopi Goldberg as emcee for the concert. “Common Ground for Peace” is produced and sponsored by World Harmony Productions and hosted by Syracuse University.

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    quoteWhat makes this a remarkable and historic event is the diversity of great artists sharing their message of peace, love, and compassion with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The gathering of such artists singing a special song in the name of His Holiness has never occurred before. My friend Sam shares our desire to encourage young people to reach love and peace through common ground.”

    — Lama Tenzin Dhonden, personal peace emissary for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, on his collaboration on the "Common Ground for Peace" event with Sam Nappi, president of World Harmony Productions.

  • Coming Together for Peace

    “Common Ground for Peace” a landmark two-day forum led by His Holiness the Dalai Lama—spiritual leader of Tibet—will be held on Monday, Oct. 8 and Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Syracuse University. The event, which is being produced and sponsored by World Harmony Productions, will bring together international thought leaders, the SU campus and the greater Syracuse community in critical conversations about how to shift global consciousness toward matters of peace. Indispensably significant, the event was formed based on Sam Nappi’s and Lama Tenzin’s visit to India when His Holiness the Dalai Lama took a keen interest in this message and decided to come to Syracuse. Read more

  • The Dalai Lama

    His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is both the head of state and the spiritual leader of Tibet. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet, and has consistently advocated policies of non-violence, even in the face of extreme aggression. Read more
  • Syracuse University

    From its founding in 1870, Syracuse University has been the embodiment of Scholarship in Action—education that transcends traditional boundaries through a combination of innovative thinking, daring choices and entrepreneurial attitude.


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    Working with the leadership of co-chairs SU Trustee Sam Nappi, president of World Harmony Productions, and Lama Tenzin Dhonden, personal peace emissary for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the University is honored to host this event on its campus. Helping launch an international dialogue about the pursuit of peace at a time when the world seems increasingly divided advances SU’s legacy as an institution deeply engaged with the world’s most pressing issues.”

    —SU Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor