School of Education, Indiana University
|Live panel discussion during Kalachakra|
Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999, 5-6:30 p.m.
Featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Hosted by Indiana University
About the Panel Members: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.
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.
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.
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.
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