Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education

Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education

March 17, 2010 17:28 ET

Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education: Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams in Vancouver for Intimate Talk on March 19

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2010) - Hosted by the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education (dalailamacenter.org), Jody Williams will talk about how she and her colleagues around the world worked together to ban landmines, work recognized with the Nobel Peace Prize, and her tireless efforts to promote human rights through the activities of the Nobel Women's Initiative.

In 1997, Williams became the tenth woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. She was the founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), with organizations in 95 countries working to eliminate antipersonnel landmines.

She is fiery and outspoken, a peace activist who today continues to make significant contributions to global peace and security. Hers is an inspiring story of how determined and compassionate people can work together and make a significant difference in the world. Her talk will be followed by a Q and A.

Williams's talk is part of the Dalai Lama Center's Speaker Series, which offers public events that focus on key areas of interest to the Center and to the Dalai Lama, including science and its relationship to spirituality, education of the heart, and the development of compassion and its contribution to the public good.

All proceeds from the talk will go to the Nobel Women's Initiative.

WHAT: Intimate talk with Nobel Laureate Jody Williams

WHEN: Friday, March 19, 2010, 7 pm

WHERE: SFU's Segal Graduate School of Business, 500 Granville at Pender, Vancouver

TICKETS: $22/$15 seniors and students, plus applicable service charges available at www.vancouvertix.com, by phone at 604 629-8849

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