Tulane University Announces Dalai Lama as 2013 Commencement Speaker

February 22, 2013 § Leave a comment

A graduate of Tulane University, Brodie Cobb earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from the New Orleans school in 1984. The founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Presidio Group, which provides wealth management services, Brodie Cobb enjoys keeping up with news regarding his alma mater.

On May 18, 2013, Tulane University will host its commencement ceremony, and has announced that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will travel to New Orleans to deliver the keynote address. The university will present the Dalai Lama with an honorary doctorate of humane letters as recognition of his exceptional contributions to global society, and as a token of gratitude for speaking to its graduating class.

Tulane’s president, Scott Cowen, offered, “We are honored and excited to host a leader of such universal renown, whose wisdom, humility, kindness and humor have won him worldwide admiration.” He also noted, “The Dalai Lama’s message of compassion, humanity, equality, peace and service truly resonates with the Tulane community and its graduates.”

While visiting New Orleans, the Dalai Lama will be participating in a social work conference sponsored by Tulane, titled “Resilience: Strength Through Compassion and Connection.”


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