Dalai Lama Speaks to University of Maryland Students

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama delivers the Sadat Lecture for Peace, entitled “Peace Through Compassion: Connecting a Multi-Faith World,” at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., on May 7, 2013. (Credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama delivers the Sadat Lecture for Peace, entitled “Peace Through Compassion: Connecting a Multi-Faith World,” at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., on May 7, 2013. (Credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WPGC/AP) — The Dalai Lama delivered a lecture to a sold-out crowd of 15,000 at the University of Maryland in College Park on Tuesday afternoon.

The Tibetan spiritual leader delivered the annual Sadat Lecture for Peace at the school’s Comcast Center. Tickets to the event sold out within minutes after the speech was announced in February.

The university said the annual lecture series was part of its Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development program. Previous speakers have included former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan and anti-apartheid leader and former South African president Nelson Mandela.

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