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The Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama

SMU and the George W. Bush Presidential Center, in conjunction with the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, present

“A Conversation with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama”

Wednesday, July 1
1:30 p.m.
Moody Coliseum
SMU campus

Doors open at 12 p.m., and will be closed at 1:15 p.m., in accordance with security guidelines. Guests arriving after 1:15 p.m., will not be admitted to the event.

The Dalai Lama’s visit to Dallas will be just days before his 80th birthday on July 6 – a birthdate that he shares with former President George W. Bush. The Dalai Lama last visited the SMU campus on May 9, 2011, speaking to more than 2,500 at McFarlin Auditorium during a special Hart Global Leaders lecture. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from SMU at that event. 

For more information on His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, please click here. To learn more about our moderator, Cokie Roberts, please click here.

Tickets go on sale Monday, May 18 at Ticket prices are $25, $65 and $125. SMU students may receive one complimentary ticket with SMU ID on a first-come, first-served basis. The allotment of student tickets has been exhausted and, at this time, there is no plan to add more tickets.

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to, all guns, all knives; to include locking and non-locking blades, pocket knives of any length, Swiss Army knives, Ferber knives and leather man or any other multipurpose tools, stun-guns and any other items considered as less-than lethal weapons. Additionally, no large bags, backpacks, briefcases, large purses, signs, noise-making devices, such as air horns, and selfie sticks are permitted. 

Parking is available in the Mustang Parking Center (handicap accessible on a first-come, first-served basis), Moody Parking Center and Binkley Parking Center. Guests accessing the event from the west should enter campus on McFarlin Boulevard or Daniel Avenue and take Airline Road south to the parking garages. Road construction has forced closures at Mockingbird Ave and Airline Road, as well as on Binkley Avenue west of Bishop Boulevard. For a detailed parking map, click here.


World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth