Monday, 2 February, 2009
In anticipation of our 19 February program, “Tibet: Where Continents and Cultures Collide,” please visit China Green, a website with resources on environmental issues prepared by the Asia Society Center on U.S.-China Relations.

The Heart of Nonviolence:
His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Reverend Scotty McLennan

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Reverend Scotty McLennan

Friday, November 4, 2005 | 2:30 – 4:30 | Memorial Church | Free and Ticketed

In conjunction with the Office for Religious Life we are honored to present "The Aurora Forum at the Heyns Lecture, The Heart of Nonviolence: A Conversation with the Dalai Lama." This event is part of the Dalai Lama's visit to Stanford on November 4 and 5.
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Tibet: Where Continents and Cultures Collide

Simon Klemperer, Lyman P. Van Slyke, Tenzin Tethong, Emily Yeh, and Michael Zhao
with Orville Schell

Thursday, February 19, 2009 | 7:30 – 9:00pm | Kresge Auditorium | Free and Open to All

The Tibetan plateau, a land mass about the size of Western Europe, has great biodiversity despite its high altitudes. Known as “Asia’s Watertower,” Tibet’s glaciers feed rivers in China, India, and Southeast Asia. The region’s importance cannot be overstated, nor can the short- and long-term effects of environmental problems such as the declining quality of grasslands, melting glaciers, and rising population. Our conversation begins with a look at the physical geography of Tibet and will assess the impact of development projects and efforts to protect and restore an ecological system that is crucial for much of the planet.

Presented with the School of Earth Sciences

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On the Pursuit of Happiness:
An Evening with Robert Thurman and Pico Iyer

Robert Thurman and Pico Iyer with Mark Gonnerman

Monday, April 28, 2008 | 7:30 - 9:00pm | Kresge Auditorium | Free and Open to All

Novelist and travel writer Pico Iyer joins Robert Thurman, Columbia University professor and founder of Tibet House in New York City, for a conversation on the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, education, life on the road, and things that contribute to happiness and human well-being.
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