Syracuse University’s Board of Trustees today announced it has renewed and extended Chancellor Kent Syverud’s contract until 2024. The announcement follows an extensive and inclusive review process involving deans, faculty, students, staff, alumni, trustees and administrators. The University Senate also…
Recorded webcasts now available of ‘Common Ground for Peace’ panels
Full video recordings of the Oct. 8 “Common Ground for Peace” morning and afternoon panel discussions at Syracuse University featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama are now available for viewing online at oneworld.syr.edu/webcast/index.html.
The Dalai Lama was joined at the symposia by the events’ moderator, NBC News national and international correspondent Ann Curry, SU Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor, a bevy of distinguished panelists and several multicultural music performers.
The morning event, “The Rise of Democracy in the Middle East,” included the 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.
Participants in the afternoon event, “Shifting the Global Consciousness,” were the Dalai Lama; human rights advocate Martin Luther King III; Ebadi; ElBaradei; Academy Award winning composer, UN Ambassador and philanthropist A.R. Rahman; and Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi.