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Live panel discussion during Kalachakra
Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999, 5-6:30 p.m.

Featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Hosted by Indiana University
Internet broadcast of event

About the Panel Members:

The Dalai Lama His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a Nobel Peace laureate and an internationally-known spiritual leader and peace advocate. The exiled Tibetan political leader received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his unending struggle to liberate Tibet while opposing the use of violence. Participation by the Dalai Lama in the panel discussion is in conjunction with his presence in Bloomington for the Kalachakra initiation, a 12-day religious celebration for world peace. Bloomington is recognized as a center of Tibetan culture and study in the Midwest. A Tibetan Cultural Center and a Tibetan monastery are located here, and this is the third visit to Bloomington/IU by the Dalai Lama in recent years.




William Sessions, now a partner in a mediation and arbitration firm in San Antonio, Texas, has been very active for years in violence prevention. He served as FBI director from 1987 to 1993, under Presidents Reagan and Bush. Prior to his FBI appointment, Sessions held numerous positions in the judicial arena, including Chief U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Texas.

Sarah Evans Barker has served as Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana since 1994 and has 15 years of experience as a District Court Judge. She has been active in the legal profession and a multitude of civic groups and organizations in the Indianapolis area for more than 25 years. She is a graduate of Indiana University who holds an honorary degree from IU and was named a Distinguished Alumni award winner from IU in 1996.

Richard Kimberly has spent 40 years in leadership positions with Kimberly-Clark Corp., and currently serves as vice president for federal government affairs. His responsibilities include directing the corporation's federal lobbying program, plus federal legislative and administrative activities. He served as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday Commissioner and was Chairman of its Community Service Committee and Chairman of its Legislative Task Force.

About Related Events:

"Positive Approaches to Violence Prevention: Peacebuilding in Schools and Communities" is the theme for the August 17 panel. The discussion is held in conjunction with the Aug. 13-15 conference hosted by the Indiana University School of Education. More than 200 educators from throughout the country are expected to attend the event that will explore proactive solutions to youth violence.

Keynote speakers will include Dr. Arun Gandhi, director of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence; Dr. Ian Harris of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and executive secretary of the Peace Education Commission of the International Peace Research Association; Dr. Betty Reardon of Columbia University and an international leader in peace education studies; Dr. Kevin Dwyer, president of the National Association of School Psychologists; and Dr. Russ Quaglia, director of the National Center for Student Aspirations.

Jonathan Plucker, IU School of Education professor and conference director, said the goal is to provide an opportunity for educators and advocates of proactive programs for youth violence prevention to meet and exchange ideas.

About the Indiana University School of Education:

The Indiana University School of Education has a strong national and international reputation and is ranked among the top graduate schools by the U.S. News & World Report. The school has seven programs ranked in the top ten: Administration/ Supervision, counseling/Personnel Services, Curriculum/Instruction, Higher Education Administration, and Elementary Teacher, Secondary Teacher, and Social/Philosophical Foundations.

The school began in 1852 as a department for teaching instruction at IU. The department became a school in 1908 and gained independence from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1923.

Housed in the Wendell W. Wright Education Building, it is known throughout the country for its innovation in research and policy development. More than 100 faculty members direct programs serving some 1,200 graduate students and 2,300 undergraduates.

About the Web broadcast of the event:

Broadcast.com was formed in 1995 by two IU graduates, Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban, and quickly established itself as the worldwide leader for audio and video programming on the World Wide Web.

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