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The Dalai Lama To Inaugurate a Center for Ethics and Transformative Values

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The Center will nurture a new generation of leaders

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 13 /PRNewswire/ — The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will host its inaugural event on April 30, 2009 with His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the speaker and featuring a benefit concert by Philip Glass. The Center aims to nurture a new generation of self-aware, responsible and caring leaders who have a sense of moral purpose at individual, community and global levels.

An inclusive and collaborative think tank, the Center will foster inquiry and dialogue between scientists, technologists, policy-makers and religious leaders concerning ethical responsibility and enlightened leadership. Nobel Peace Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Betty Williams are founding members. As one of four centers in the world to which The Dalai Lama has lent his name, the Center hopes to create educational programs that will transform the conversation about the global and long term social, economic and environmental impact of the decisions being made by a new generation of leaders.

“Economies and societies can no longer be thought of separately, for they are intertwined in a global community,” said Tenzin Gyatso, the XIVth Dalai Lama. “Our actions as individuals and as societies affect not just ourselves but our global neighbors. It is imperative that we contemplate and understand our relationship to each other as individuals, as countries, and as inhabitants of our planet.”

The inaugural event takes place at the Kresge Auditorium on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 29-30, 2009. Please visit the Center’s website at http://thecenter.mit.edu to become a sponsor. Tickets to the Philip Glass benefit concert are available to the general public and available on the website or by calling 800-838-3006. There are also several talks taking place during April which are free and open to the public and are listed on the website.

Included below are links to pages on the website relating to the inauguration event:
The Center website: http://thecenter.mit.edu
VIP Sponsorship Information: http://thecenter.mit.edu/inaugural/vipregistration/
Events Calendar: http://thecenter.mit.edu/inaugural/eventsandtickets/