A Conversation with the Dalai Lama
Nobel laureate and spiritual leader His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama returns to Dallas for an open-to-the-public event on Wednesday, July 1, at Moody Coliseum on the Southern Methodist University campus. "A Conversation With the Dalai Lama" is hosted by SMU and the George W. Bush Presidential Center in conjunction with the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. The event begins at 1:30 PM in Moody. Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com.
She's No "Shrinking Violet"
You can figure no one on any continent has ever called Mona Eltahawy a "shrinking violet." Our June 18 speaker is a globally-known critic of misogyny in Islam and a hard-driving journalist not afraid to confront the powerful. The title of her latest book gives a hint of her "direct" nature: Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution. She proudly accepts the label "radical feminist Muslim."
Republican Candidate Ben Carson
Dr. Ben Carson, the renowned surgeon and conservative seeking the Republican nomination for president, will speak to the Council's open-to-the-public Presidential Candidate Forum at a 7:30 AM breakfast program on Thursday, May 28, at the Rosewood Crescent. Council members and non-members pay $40 to attend. As a public service, the non-partisan Council has extended an invitation to potential or announced presidential candidates to appear at Presidential Candidate Forums throughout the 2015-16 campaign season. The Council believes part of its mission is to provide an opportunity to examine the strategies, proposals and opinions of people who seek the highest office in the nation.