Chancellor and Mrs. Drake were on hand to welcome His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama back to UC Irvine May 4. The public lecture attended by a crowd of 5,000 at the Bren Events Center and countless more online, was the third in the inaugural Living Peace Series, which brought internationally prominent speakers to campus to discuss peace, compassion and philanthropy.
This was the Dalai Lama’s second visit to UC Irvine. In 2004, his visit sparked interest among the community and led to the creation of a scholarship named in his honor. Past and current recipients of the Dalai Lama Scholarship were on hand to be thanked by His Holiness for their commitment to compassion, ethical leadership and peace.