"Raising the Global Consciousness”
 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT

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; 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; 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 discussion, 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.