Creating Hope event with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama

by Graduate Division Staff
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 2:30 PM

Join UCSB Arts & Lectures for a FREE virtual event with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet. Creating Hope with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama in conversation with Pico Iyer takes place on Tuesday, May 18 at 8:30 p.m. PDT. 

His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama first visited UC Santa Barbara in 1984. He returned in 1991, two years after receiving the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize. In June 1991, the university announced the creation of the Tibetan Cultural Studies endowment. Various donors contributed gifts in an effort to preserve, protect and learn from the traditions of Tibetan culture. His Holiness again visited the campus in 1997 to inaugurate the endowment, and in 2001 the funds were used to establish the XIV Dalai Lama Endowed Chair in Tibetan Buddhism and Cultural Studies, in the Department of Religious Studies. His Holiness the Dalai Lama most recently visited UC Santa Barbara in 2009.
Commenting on His Holiness' virtual visit to as part of the CREATING HOPE initiative, Billeci adds: "We are grateful to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Pico Iyer, two people who epitomize hope, for marking the beginning this moment of optimism with a conversation that we know will be nothing short of inspiring. And there's much more to come. A&L is committed to creating hope in Santa Barbara. Please join us."