2015 Liberty Medal Nominee: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet
The National Constitution Center will award His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet the 2015 Liberty Medal on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 5 p.m. on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. The Dalai Lama has cancelled his trip to the United States due to health reasons.
Award-winning actor, activist, and philanthropist Richard Gere will participate in the presentation and Dr. Thupten Jinpa, the principal English translator to the Dalia Lama, and Dr. Richie Davidson, founder and chair of the Mind and Life Institute, will accept the award on behalf of His Holiness. Kaydor Aukatsang, the Representative of the Dalai Lama to North America, will also be in attendance.
GENERAL ADMISSION & MEMBERS: Tickets are now sold out.
In announcing the award, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen cited the Tibetan spiritual leader’s work in emphasizing “the ideals of freedom, dialogue, and tolerance.”
The Liberty Medal, established in 1988, annually honors men and women of courage and conviction who strive to secure the blessings of liberty to people around the globe. The event will also be broadcast on local ABC affiliate, WPVI-TV/6abc.
Lead sponsors include Ira Lubert and Pamela Estadt, Citizens Bank and Stradley Ronon, LLP.
Gala sponsorship and ticket information can be found on the 2015 Liberty Medal Gala Pledge Form.
WHAT IS THE LIBERTY MEDAL?
The Liberty Medal is awarded annually by the National Constitution Center to men and women of courage and conviction who have strived to secure the blessings of liberty to people the world over. The Medal’s roster of recipients includes many of the men, women, and organizations that have shaped and guided the world through the past two decades, including Nelson Mandela, Sandra Day O’Connor, Kofi Annan, Shimon Peres, and Colin Powell. Learn more...
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