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Campus lottery open for Dalai Lama events

Emory Presidential Distinguished Professor the Dalai Lama will spend two days on campus this fall teaching students and engaging with faculty. Students, faculty and staff may enter a lottery, beginning Sunday, Sept. 1 at 10 a.m., to obtain tickets for two campus-wide events.  

Campus events on Wednesday, Oct. 9 include:  

  • "Secular Ethics 101," 9:30 a.m., Glenn Memorial Auditorium. The Dalai Lama will deliver a lecture on secular ethics, followed by questions from students.

  • "Transcending Moral Differences: Can a 'Secular Ethic' Unite Us?"  2 p.m., Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. The Dalai Lama will lead a scholarly conversation with faculty and graduate students from the Department of Religion and the Center for Ethics.

Individuals with an Emory email address may register for the lottery during Sept. 1 through Sept. 7 at All registrants will be notified via email on Sept. 11 if they've been selected to receive tickets and provided instructions on ticket pick-up. Restricted to one ticket per person.   

More than 1,000 tickets are expected to be distributed for free to the campus community, with 75 percent reserved for students. According to the Office of University Events, all entrants have the same chance regardless of registration time. Those who do not receive tickets during the initial lottery period may be contacted after Sept. 25 if tickets remain.  

Tickets for the public events at the Arena at Gwinnett Center on Oct. 8 can also be purchased through

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