Meet Emory's Newest Professor: The Dalai Lama

November 5, 2007

Author: Erin Curran

Source: The Buddhist Channel,5331,0,0,1,0

Emory, Georgia (USA) -- One faculty member in Georgia will not only be referred to as professor, but as "His Holiness."

The XIV Dalai Lama has been named Presidential Distinguished Professor at Emory University in Atlanta, the first university appointment accepted by the 1989 Nobel Peace Laureate and leader of the Tibetan exile community.

The Dalai Lama, who has examined the interface between science and spirituality, was appointed as part of the Emory-Tibet Partnership, which brings together the best of Western and Tibetan Buddhist intellectual traditions.

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