Syracuse, NY, USA, 8 October 2012 - After a very long flight from New Delhi, His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived yesterday in Syracuse, New York, where he was met at the airport by Syracuse University Chancellor, Nancy Cantor, Vice President Tom Walsh and Oren Lyons, Native American Faithkeeper of Onondaga Nation. A short drive through maple forest in an array of autumn colours brought him to the residence of Samuel and Carol Nappi, who were there to greet him. Mr Nappi, founder and director of World Harmony Productions, is the inspiration for the Common Ground for Peace forum that His Holiness is participating in during his stay.
This morning, the weather was crisp and bright as His Holiness met his fellow panellists backstage at the Goldstein Auditorium of Syracuse University. The audience who had come to listen to them were first regaled with the haunting strains of the musical group Voices of Afghanistan. Dean’s Professor of Humanities, Gregg Lambert opened the proceedings. NBC anchor at large, Ann Curry, introduced the panellists and SU Chancellor Nancy Cantor introduced His Holiness.
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama along with fellow panelists at the panel discussion "The Rise of Democracy in the Middle East" at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, USA, on October 8, 2012. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL|
|Syracuse University's Goldstein Auditorium, venue for the Common Ground for Peace Forum's discussions in Syracuse, NY, on October 8, 2012. Photo/Stephen Sartori/Syracuse University|
|Ann Curry interviewing His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Syracuse, NY, on October 8, 2012. Photo/Jeremy Russell/OHHDL|
|His Holiness the Dalai Lama enjoying a moment of laughter with fellow panelist Martin Luther King III during the afternoon discussion "Shifting the Global Consciousness" at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, USA, on October 8, 2012. Photo/Stephen Sartori/Syracuse University|