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Dalai Lama XIV became an honorary professor at American University

February 6 2007

Buddhist spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV became an honorary professor at Emory University in Atlanta (Georgia).

He agreed to become a professor in the partnership prorammy between Emory University and the Government of Tibet in Exile, which imply the Tibetan monks and science education. The Dalai Lama will read students of the university lectures and take part in a scientific conference on science and spirituality, RBC reports referring to Reuters.

Inaugural speech on the occasion of awarding him the title of the Dalai Lama going to say during his visit to Emory University, scheduled for 20-22 October this year. "I firmly believe that education is an indispensable tool for the flourishing of the human person and building a just and peaceful society, - noted in his statement. - With the appointment (as a professor), I'll try to make in this case a modest contribution.

Emory University is preparing to establish a scholarship named after the Dalai Lama. Its beneficiaries will be students from Tibet, who trained at the faculties of the university and graduate school serving under him, informs RIA Novosti.

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