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Dear readers, This preview guide of the two-day “Common Ground for Peace” forum provides an extensive look at the “landmark” event held at Syracuse University. We hope you will enjoy a story that takes you back to the Dalai Lama’s only other visit to SU, in 1979, and another story on Dave Matthews and what makes Dave Matthews Band such a transcendent musical band for the current generation of college students. We also provide previews of the two Monday panels featuring the Dalai Lama and of the Carrier Dome event on Tuesday. During the event, the Dalai Lama will deliver a public talk followed by a performance by more than 20 artists. Last but not least, we hope the poster made of the front and back pages pleases you. So dig into the guide, which features the content mentioned above and more. Thank you for reading. One important note: All of the information and lists in the preview are updated as of Oct. 4. Sincerely,
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Table of contents One message 3 8 Point of 4 contention 9 Forever 5 I’m yours 10 11 Beyond 6 the screen 14 7 In 2nd visit to campus, Dalai Lama to continue preaching peace
China, Tibet tensions affect generations removed from conflict
2012 forum to repeat 2006 summit themes Dalai Lama through the years
A look at important events for the 14th Dalai Lama
Faithful Dave Matthews’ fans discuss band’s popularity
Concert ticket sales to benefit student filmmaker killed in Syria
Panels showcase diverse views
About the artists Schedule of events
Q&A’s with One World Concert artists
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If you can't make it in person, catch the Common Ground for Peace symposium on Monday, Oct. 8 on Orange Television Network, Channel 2
“The Rise of Democracy in the Middle East” 9:00-11:30 am
“Shifting the Global Consciousness” 1:30- 4:00 pm
Be sure to watch his Holiness the Dalai Lama and other esteemed panelists at this once-in-a-lifetime University event!
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One message In 2nd visit to campus, Dalai Lama to continue preaching peace By Dara McBride STAFF WRITER
Thirty-three years ago to the week, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama visited Syracuse University. It cost $3 to see the Dalai Lama speak in Hendricks Chapel that Tuesday evening on Oct. 9, 1979, for a lecture hosted by University Union. The Dalai Lama visited SU as part of his 49-day tour of the United States, his first visit stateside. His one-day trip included a press conference in E.S. Bird Library. SU was the only college in New York he visited. He stopped at other colleges across the United States that fall, including Georgetown and Harvard.
Those who attended the Hendricks Chapel lecture were eager to hear from the religious and spiritual leader of Tibet, said Tom Walsh, who was 29 and had just begun working at Syracuse Stage when he attended the lecture. Walsh said the Dalai Lama appeared gentle and acted at ease, especially when an audience member stood up and announced he did not know what to do with all his anger. “His Holiness looked at him and smiled and said, ‘You must try to control it.’ And so I have tried to always remember that,” said Walsh, who still keeps the faded orange ticket on his desk as a reminder. The Dalai Lama returns to Syracuse for the second time Oct. 8. The two-day visit features a series of panel discussions and an evening of music. It’s a much larger event than the first trip and puts SU in the regional spotlight, as well as builds on the university’s growing reputation as an international institution. “It’s a tremendous opportunity for the university to be able to have a world figure of this stature,” Walsh said. SU officials say this visit only adds to the
“I think we’re going to reap the benefits of this event for so many years to come.”
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institution’s already established reputation as an international leader. Brian Spector, SU Alumni Association president, said the visit has sparked alumni discussion and ignited Orange pride. It also serves to remind people that SU is an international player, with visible outreach and academic programs in Turkey, London, Dubai and elsewhere, he said. Although Spector graduated the year before the Dalai Lama’s first appearance at SU, he looks back fondly on the speakers and musical acts he did see, like Orleans, Bonnie Raitt and Steve Martin. The One World event could be as meaningful, if not more, to current SU students, Spector said. The One World Concert will feature more than 20 acts, which Spector said is a musical event unparalleled in university history. “I think we’re going to reap the benefits of this event for so many years to come,” Spector said. The university has a history of receiving high-profile visitors, including alumni who are globally well known, said SU Reference Archivist Mary O’Brien. U.S. presidents Herbert Hoover, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Harry Truman and Bill Clinton have all visited. Other political heavyweights, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, SU College of Law alumnus and Vice President Joe Biden and both
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Point of contention
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China, Tibet tensions affect generations removed from conflict By Debbie Truong STAFF WRITER
The chances of being spotted in daylight were greater. So they traveled through the night and slept during the day. It was safer that way. Tenzin Kusang’s grandparents kept to this routine as they journeyed across the arid, pastoral Tibetan landscape into neighboring India, following a familiar plot line for many Tibetan families, said Kusang, a sophomore biology major on the pre-med track. Her family arrived safely on foot after the Dalai Lama’s exile to Dharamshala, India, in 1959. The Dalai Lama is an enduring symbol of Tibetan heritage for Nepali-born Kusang and
many other Tibetan families that fled the region following violent clashes between Tibetans and the Chinese government. So when excited chatter swept campus following the announcement of the “Common Ground for Peace” forum on Oct. 8-9, news of the Dalai Lama’s campus visit took a greater significance and importance for Kusang, who already planned to see the Dalai Lama in Connecticut later this year. “When people see Dalai Lama, they see Tibet,” Kusang said. “He gives a name for Tibet and for Tibetans in exile.”
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courtesy of the tulsa world DAVE MATTHEWS will take the stage for the One World Concert on Oct. 9 in the Carrier Dome. Dave Matthews Band sold more tickets than any act from 2000-10.
Forever I’m yours Faithful Dave Matthews’ fans discuss band’s popularity By Erik van Rheenen
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What is it about Dave Matthews? “I’ve seen the Dave Matthews Band 29 times, which I realize is completely outrageous,” said Nancy Taylor, a sophomore transmedia and English and textual studies major. “I saw my first Dave show when I was seven with my parents in Philadelphia.” With a band that’s released eleven studio albums in an 18-year span, Dave Matthews is a phenomenon. All of the albums, save for newly released “Away From The World,” charted platinum. Matthews performed onstage in 2008 after
a conversation with the Dalai Lama in Seattle and is set to repeat the feat at Syracuse University’s One World Concert on Oct. 9. The concert sold out in an hour and a half for students. “My friend and I kept refreshing our browsers in the library up until the exact time tickets went on sale,” said Abby Wolfe, a junior advertising major. “Dave Matthews means a lot to me.” What is it about Dave Matthews? Colin Steele has a theory. Steele, a 2002 alumnus, runs DMBnews.net, a Matthews fansite he started as a blog in 2006. It has developed into a full-blown hobby since he started combing for Matthews-related news on Google and message boards. “Matthews grew up around the University of Virginia, near that college scene,” he said. “He played bars and frat houses in the area when he was first getting started, so that’s probably why he’s still a big musician for college students now.” Since he took in his first DMB show in Hartford, Conn., after graduating high school, Steele’s been to plenty of concerts — he’s seen
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Beyond the screen Concert ticket sales to benefit student filmmaker killed in Syria By Liz Sawyer STAFF WRITER
courtesy of the ub spectrum DALAI LAMA was recognized by the High Lamas as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama when he was only 2 years old. In 1940, Tenzin Gyatso went on a three-month journey to Lhasa, where he was formally instated as the 14th Dalai Lama.
They begged him not to go. Faculty and friends reminded graduate film student and Fulbright Scholar Bassel Al Shahade that his home country of Syria had been war-torn for more than a year. Citizens were dying. Journalists were arrested. Violence was everywhere. But Al Shahade knew the risks. He told his colleagues that he had to go back to Syria and document the injustices. He felt it was his duty, said Owen Shapiro, Al Shahade’s faculty adviser and a film professor in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. “We all knew the danger,” Shapiro said. “But he felt guilty about being here in the United States studying while his people were suffering and living under an extremely difficult situation.” After just one semester at Syracuse University, Al Shahade did go back. He filmed the riots and widespread oppression. He trained other citizen journalists how to use cameras and edit video so they could help document the events. In May, Al Shahade was killed filming his documentary. Almost five months later, a scholarship has been established in Al Shahade’s name for graduate students in VPA’s film program who demonstrate a commitment to peace and social justice. SU Trustee Sam Nappi and his wife, Carol, made a $250,000 commitment to the scholarship before planning the peace summit at SU, said Peter Golia, Nappi’s special assistant. “Common Ground for Peace” is a two-day forum that will be held Oct. 8-9. The Dalai Lama and musical artists will engage the community in talks about how to shift global consciousness toward peace in the Carrier Dome. A portion of the ticket sales will go toward the scholarship. Though Nappi never met Al Shahade, he donated because a student dying for a powerful cause affects the entire community. “It goes to the core of what we are trying to achieve in peace,” Nappi said in an email. “Even more importantly we all are part of the SU family, the world family. A family that carries a heavy heart for so many beautiful innocent young people taken from us in war. For all our days we shall never forget. These scholarships and other actions will honor and remind us of the need for peace.” SU will hold a day of remembrance for Al Shahade at Hendricks Chapel on Oct. 10. The day will include a service and a symposium on Al Shahade and Syria with musical interludes. The symposium will feature musician Mohamed Alsiadi; pianist and composer Malek Jandali; journalist Rami Khouri, an alumnus; and James Steinberg, dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. The day of remembrance will have a concert featuring Alsiadi and Jandali. Several of Al Shahade’s short films will be screened at the event, one of which is a film about a young child’s experience with war.
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Panels showcase diverse views By Sarah Schuster STAFF WRITER
Roxana Saberi was sentenced to eight years in Iranian prison on charges of espionage. She was released after four months on the fraudulent charges. She said the experience tested her faith in the goodness of humanity. But through the support of her cellmates, friends and family around the world, she still has hope that global peace can be achieved. “It is through compassion and kindness that borders no longer define us, nor do our politics, policies or governments,” she said in an email. “What defines us is the human spirit alive in us all.” She’ll bring that hope for global peace to Syracuse University on Oct. 8. Saberi, an IranianAmerican journalist, is one of many panelists coming to SU as part of “Common Ground for Peace,” a two-day peace forum. Two panels will be held on Monday, Oct. 8, in Goldstein Auditorium. The first panel, titled “The Rise of Democracy in the Middle East,” runs from 9-11:30 a.m., and the second, “Shifting the Global Consciousness,” is from 1:30-4 p.m. The events are hosted by SU and the SU Humanities Center. Both panels will begin with an introduction from Gregg Lambert, founding director of the SU Humanities Center, and will be moderated by Ann Curry, NBC News’ national and international correspondent. “The Rise of Democracy in the Middle East” will focus on the necessary pathway that emerging democracies in the Middle East must take, said SU Trustee Samuel Nappi, who was involved in planning for the panel.
“We hope that students will get a further understanding of the common values we share across race, culture and nationality — and how these values, coupled with an active desire to connect and respect others — will have enormous benefits for us all,” Nappi said in an email.
“We have far more in common than we do differences, yet so often we concentrate our focus on the values we do not share, rather than those we do.” Samuel Nappi
The morning panel consists of Saberi, Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace laureate and Iranian human rights lawyer; Mohamed ElBaradei, Nobel Peace laureate and former director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency; R. James Woolsey, energy and national security specialist and former director of Central Intelligence; Andrew Young, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; and, of course, the Dalai Lama. The second panel, “Shifting the Global Consciousness,” will discuss the way people view themselves in the global context, Nappi said.
“We have far more in common than we do differences, yet so often we concentrate our focus on the values we do not share, rather than those we do,” Nappi said. “This session will cast further light on those commonalities and will seek to identify ways we can bring those shared values to the forefront.” Global consciousness is an important step toward peace, Nappi said. When people establish a common ground, the path to peace is that much easier, he said. The second panel will feature the Dalai Lama, Ebadi, ElBaradei, director of the Moral Courage Project at New York University’s School of Public Service Irshad Manji, human rights activist Martin Luther King III and A.R. Rahman, a singer-songwriter, music producer and philanthropist. Students expressed excitement for this “oncein-a-lifetime” opportunity while they waited in line at the Schine Student Center to pick up panel tickets on Sept. 25. “I’m going to be skipping classes, but I can make up the work.” said Ben Kintish, a junior mechanical engineering major. ”I won’t be able to see this again.” For Chinenye Monde-Anumihe, seeing the Dalai Lama was a huge draw. Monde-Anumihe, a senior international relations major, heard him speak on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building before. She said her personal views align with the Dalai Lama’s. “He’s so bubbly and laughs a lot,” she said. “It was so easy to look at him as a human being.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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daily orange file photo RAMI KHOURI , editor at large of The Daily Star, a Middle Eastern regional newspaper, spoke at the International Peace Summit held in 2006. He was one of many prominent figures, such as Hanan Ashraw and Richard Holbrooke, who discussed global peace.
2012 forum to repeat 2006 summit themes By Chelsea DeBaise ASST. FEATURE EDITOR
When Syracuse University holds its peace forum this week, it will not be the first time such an event has taken place on the SU Hill. In 2006, SU hosted the International Peace Summit on Oct. 18. Much like the Common Ground for Peace events being held Monday and Tuesday, the summit began with a forum in which prominent figures in the world of multicultural affairs discussed issues of global peace in an academic setting. The speakers for the 2006 event included Palestinian legislator and scholar Hanan Ashraw; Tel Aviv University President Itamar Rabinov-
ich; Rami Khouri, editor at large of The Daily Star, a Middle Eastern regional newspaper; and Richard Holbrooke, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The summit was held largely in part as a response to the conflict between Israel and Palestine. As part of a symbolic gesture, a performance was held after the summit that featured two rappers: Matisyahu, a figure in the hip-hop world known for his Jewish beliefs, and Kenny Muhammad, a Muslim beat-boxer. The significance of the two artists was not lost on Tom Walsh, executive vice president for advancement and external affairs at SU. Walsh took note of the fact that the two artists
played together even after the show ended, and found that there was something special in the exchange. “My background is all in the arts,” Walsh said. “I believe that if you look into most great social changes, they’ve been fostered primarily by poets and musicians.” Walsh attended the 2006 summit and will be attending the forum with the Dalai Lama next week as well. The presence of the Dalai Lama will set the two events apart, Walsh acknowledged. While the summit’s approach concentrated more on policy and politics, this week’s forum will delve into the realm of consciousness, Walsh said. There are undeniable similarities between Common Ground and the 2006 summit, he said. “It was similar, I think, in aspiration. It was a very, very difficult year in Mideast relations, war spinning out of control at that time,” Walsh said. “If universities weren’t going to try and create some dialogue of this, where was it going to occur?” While the two events held similar attributes, the scale of One World “brings it to a different level,” said Kevin Quinn, senior vice president of public affairs. The scale of the concert and the position of the Dalai Lama as a peaceful figurehead set the two apart. The Dalai Lama will be visiting fewer than 10 American campuses in his 2012 tour, and SU will be the first of the group to have him visit. “It becomes a differentiation point, having an event like this at the scale that we’re doing it,” Quinn said. “I just think it’s a great opportunity.” After reflecting on some of the themes of the 2006 summit and discussing the relationship between the past forum and the upcoming one, Walsh made note of the common denominator between the two, and the inevitable need for more events of their nature. Said Walsh: “If you look at the world, do we have less conflict than in 2006? I think the answer, unfortunately, is no.” email@example.com @cdebaise124
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Dalai Lama through the years A look at important events for the 14th Dalai Lama
Lhamo Dhondup, now known as Tenzin Gyatso, was born July 6, 1935, in a small farming village in Northeastern Tibet. After four years of searching, the High Lamas found him at the age of two. He was then officially recognized as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama. In 1940, Tenzin Gyatso went on a three-month journey to Lhasa, where he was formally instated as the 14th Dalai Lama.
The Republic of China declared a plan to invade Tibet, an independent state at the time. Tibet turned to the United Nations for support in a peaceful resolution. At a conference in Beijing, Tibetan representatives negotiated the “Seventeen-Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet.” This treaty prevented China from attempting to change any religious, cultural or political institutions or traditions.
At a pivotal time in Tibet’s history, the people demonstrated nationalism when they discovered China’s plan to capture the Dalai Lama. On March 10, 1959, Tibet launched a demonstration of 300,000 people at Norbulingka Palace to protect the Dalai Lama. On March 19, the Chinese began to shell the area in hopes of deterring a full-out uprising. Over the course of a few days, the Chinese military had killed more than 86,000 Tibet-
ans. The Dalai Lama fled to India two days earlier. Approximately 1.2 million Tibetans died due to the Chinese rule.
The Dalai Lama’s highest priority after reaching India was reinstating the Tibetan government. In April, he established the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) to represent the Tibetan people and to help the refugees recover and establish themselves as a sovereign, democratic nation. The organization is often referred to as “Tibet in exile.” It still exists today with seven different departments focusing on religion and culture, home, finance, education, health, security, and information and international relations. The organization has bases around the world.
After years of fighting for an established government, the Tibet Autonomous Region officially merged into China to assert responsibility for Tibetan independence, promote freedom of religion and a society free from class division. During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the Chinese destroyed thousands of Tibetan places of worship, museums and art. This happened after the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution urging China to respect the Tibetan people’s basic human rights and self-determination.
States Congress to establish support for his Five Point Peace Plan. The five points included China respecting the Tibetans’ political freedom and basic human rights, forbidding China from using Tibet to test nuclear weapons and dispose of nuclear waste, barring the population transfer policy, establishing Tibet as a demilitarized, peaceful area, and launching Tibet as an independent, democratic government.
The Dalai Lama was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, 1989, for his pacifist actions to defend Tibet from Chinese control. The way he handled and led 100,000 Tibetans in “government exile” seemed unlike any other event in history. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said he worked toward peaceful solutions in hopes that Tibetan heritage would be preserved, and the selection committee admired that he displayed leadership and responsibility toward all humanity and nature. The Dalai Lama was selected from 101 nominations, including Nelson Mandela and Ronald Reagan.
The Dalai Lama stepped down from his political role in Tibet to permit a new generation of political leaders to take over. Although they elected a prime minister to lead Tibet in exile, the Tibetan people still want the Dalai Lama to make the major political decisions. He also stepped down to allow the democratic system to take off and provide a new hope for Tibet — they will now get to vote for their leaders, as promised years ago. The Dalai Lama remains a spiritual leader and hopes to keep the political life separate. —Compiled by Marissa Blanchard, contributing writer, firstname.lastname@example.org
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The day of remembrance is presented in association with the 2012 Syracuse International Film Festival, Oct. 11-14. The festival is dedicated to Al Shahade and the themes of peace and social justice. Ticket proceeds and donations will fund an annual award in his name, given to a filmmaker whose work reflects an effort to make a positive change through work involving social justice. During the memorial service, Shapiro will read email exchanges between himself and Al Shahade that had been written during the student’s last few days alive in Syria. Laila and Edward Audi are sponsoring the day of remembrance with support from VPA’s film program in the Department of Transmedia and SU’s Graduate Student Association. Last month, the SU Human Rights Film Festival was dedicated to Al Shahade. The festival’s co-director, Roger Hallas, met Al Shahade at last year’s event. Al Shahade embodied the ethos of the festival, Hallas said, and his desire to bear witness to urgent crisis and the bloody and brutal oppression of people was amazing. Hallas and Shapiro, Al Shahade’s adviser, hope the scholarship will carry on a tradition of exemplary dedication to the craft of filmmaking and a commitment to unveiling social injustices throughout the world. “There isn’t a country in the world that doesn’t have injustices,” Shapiro said. “It doesn’t have to be in those countries that we think of as Third World or war-torn areas of the world. I mean, we can look to every democracy in the world and see that there are social justice issues.” email@example.com @3sawyer
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About the artists Dave Matthews
Matthews is known as the lead vocalist, songwriter and guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band. DMB has sold more tickets than any act from 2000-10.
Counting Crows is an American rock band from Berkeley, Calif. The band performed at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse in 2007.
As a recording artist, record producer and disc jockey, Swizz Beatz has contributed to the sale of more than 280 million records in the United States alone. He has collaborated with Jay-Z, Beyonce, Bono and Kanye West, among others.
Known best for the hit song “Unwritten” Bedingfield is a pop singer and songwriter from Sussex, England. In 2012, VH1 ranked her No. 66 on the “100 Greatest Women In Music” list.
Don Was and his All-Star Band
Was is a Grammy Award-winning musician, bassist and record producer from Detroit. He produced six Rolling Stones albums and has also worked with Bob Dylan, John Mayer, Ziggy Marley and Bob Seger.
Crosby has been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, with the bands The Byrds and Crosby, Stills and Nash. In addition to being a singer-songwriter, Crosby is a social justice activist and performed at Occupy Wall Street last November.
Lauper is most famous for her song “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” She has sold more than 50 million albums over her career worldwide and has been nominated for 14 Grammy Awards.
Flack won back-to-back Record of the Year awards at the Grammy’s in 1973 and 1974 for the songs “The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face” and “Killing Me Softly with His Song.”
Furtado grew to fame in the early 2000s with her debut album, featuring the songs “I’m Like
a Bird” and “Turn Off the Light.” The Canadian artist has won two Grammy Awards.
Nas is a rapper from Queens, N.Y., ranked No. 5 on MTV’s “The Greatest MCs of All Time.” He performed in the Carrier Dome in 2011 with Damian Marley as part of Block Party.
Matisyahu is a reggae and alternative rock artist who released his fourth studio album, “Spark Seeker,” this past July. His second album, “Youth,” reached as high as No. 4 on the Billboard 200 albums in 2006.
At age 21, Phillips won the 11th season of ‘American Idol.’ Phillips is set to record his first album soon.
Grammer released his first album in 2011, and was named as one of Billboard’s 2011 Artists to Watch. He began his career as a street performer in Santa Monica, Calif.
Humperdinck has sold more than 150 million records in the last 40-plus years as a pop singer. His album “Release Me” rose above The Beatles’ “Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields” album on the U.K. charts, he has 63 gold and 24 platinum records and he performed a song for the film “Beavis and Butt-head Do America.”
Jal is a rapper and peace activist from South Sudan. He was beaten and robbed in his home country on Sept. 8, but is still scheduled to perform.
Named “Africa’s premier diva” by Time magazine, Kidjo is a Grammy Award-winning artist from Benin, West Africa. She has collaborated with artists such as Carlos Santana, Alicia Keys and Josh Groban.
Kolet first achieved fame at age 14 when she performed John Lennon’s “Imagine” on stage with President Bill Clinton at an international event. Now 23, she tries to promote tolerance and unity through her music.
Madadian is an Iranian-Armenian singersongwriter dubbed “The Persian Elvis.” He recently recorded “Stand by Me” with Jon Bon Jovi to show solidarity for the people of Iran.
Voices of Peace Choir
The choir is made of Jewish, Muslim and Christian youths from Tel Aviv-Jaffa. They sing in English, Hebrew and Arabic.
Rahman is a two-time Academy Awardwinning composer whom Time magazine dubbed the “Mozart of Madras.” He performed at the 84th Academy Awards as part of the first-ever all-star Academy Awards band.
Sanborn is an alto saxophonist from Tampa, Fla. He’s worked both as a solo musician and a session musician, appearing on David Bowie’s album “Young Americans.”
Shenandoah is an Iroquois singer, composer and acoustic guitarist. She has been given an Honorary Doctorate of Music by Syracuse University.
TEAL-ONE97 is a rock music collective of American maestros of Middle Eastern and North African descent. The collective debuted in 2012.
Voices of Afghanistan
Voices of Afghanistan is an Afghan musical ensemble featuring musicians from Central Asia and Afghanistan.
As a gospel music singer, Winans has achieved fame as a solo artist and as a duo with brother CeCe Winans. In 2012, he released a collection of songs, “AMERICA, AMERICA,” in advance of the election.
Rigsbee has earned credit as a recording artist, composer and producer. The Hot Springs, Ark., native is also an actress. —Compiled by Mark Cooper, editor in chief, firstname.lastname@example.org, @mark_cooperjr
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Schedule of events Monday, 9-11:30 a.m. “The Rise of Democracy in the Middle East” Goldstein Auditorium
NBC News national and international correspondent Ann Curry will moderate the first panel discussion of the forum, featuring His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, following introductions from Chancellor Nancy Cantor and Gregg Lambert, the founding director of the SU Humanities Center. Additional panelists include Mohamed ElBaradei, a Nobel Peace laureate and former director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency; R. James Woolsey, former director of Central Intelligence and an energy and national security specialist; Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace laureate and Iranian human rights lawyer; Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi and former United Nations ambassador Andrew Young.
Monday, 1:30-4 p.m. “Shifting the Global Consciousness” Goldstein Auditorium
Following an introduction by Lambert, Curry will also moderate the afternoon panel discussion featuring the Dalai Lama, Ebadi, ElBaradei, human rights advocate Martin Luther King III; composer, singer-songwriter, music producer and philanthropist A.R. Rahman and Irshad Manji, director of the Moral Courage Project at New York University’s School of Public Service. A minimum of 300 free tickets were made available to students and the general public for both the morning and afternoon sessions. Tickets were available for pickup on Tuesday for students and Wednesday for the general public. Tickets are required for both sessions and are not interchangeable. When picking up their tickets, attendees were given a slip of paper detailing entry requirements for both sessions. All attendees are subject to security screenings, and purses will be opened and inspected. Individuals attending the panels should expect the same type of security screening experienced at an airport, according to an email from a One World official.
Prohibited items (at the panels): • • • • • • • • • •
Backpacks Bags (A check-in room will be available.) Banners Electronic devices (Cellphones are permitted. Laptops, tablets and cameras are not.) Large purses Noisemakers Promotional items Recording devices Signs Food and beverages
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Tuesday, 7-11 p.m. “Resolving Conflict in One World through Global Consciousness” Carrier Dome
The One World Concert, featuring more than 20 musical artists, will follow the Dalai Lama’s talk in the Dome. The event is expected to be the largest gathering of international artists ever to travel to the Central New York region, according to the One World Concert website. The list of performers for the festival-style event includes Dave Matthews, Nelly Furtado, Phillip Phillips, Cyndi Lauper and Natasha Bedingfield, among others. All ticket proceeds for Tuesday night’s benefit concert will advance international relief efforts and fund a scholarship in honor of Bassel Al Shahade, the Syracuse University graduate student killed in Syria earlier this year. —Compiled by Breanne Van Nostrand, social media producer, email@example.com; @bre_vann
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And Tibet’s history has been a tumultuous one, punctuated by bloody confrontations with the Chinese government. The stretch of land that constitutes Tibet offers crucial strategic advantage for international juggernaut China. For Tibetans, the Chinese occupation of the region is a source of major discontent. The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, proposes greater — not complete — autonomy from China, while advocating a nonviolent means of achieving it. In the centuries since the decline of the Mongol Empire, the Chinese government and Tibetans have remained at odds, debating China’s role culturally and socially in Tibet. Violent clashes between the factions have erupted, most notably in 1959, which led to the Dalai Lama’s exile, and in 2008. In the months preceding the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Buddhist monks and other Tibetans burned stores and police vehicles in defiance of the Chinese government’s rule, The New York Times reported in March 2008. “Whether intentionally or unintentionally, some kind of cultural genocide is taking place,” the Dalai Lama said, according to The New
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York Times article, commenting on the Chinese government’s “restrictions on Buddhist temples and re-education programs for monks.” During the 1959 turmoil, 800 artillery shells were launched into the Dalai Lama’s Summer Palace, leveling the ancient site, the
“I grew up realizing people didn’t understand who I was. From there, I just always felt like I needed to stick up for myself.” Pasang Lhamo
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BBC reported. The 14th Dalai Lama fled to India, where he and the Tibetan government in exile have since resided. An estimated 2,000 people perished in the capital of Lhasa during the 1959 Tibetan-led uprising, the BBC reported. The Tibetan standard of living in modernday settlements in India is relatively comfortable, said Steven Johnson, a doctoral student who spent the summer studying the Tibetan
population in Dharamshala, India, the Dalai Lama’s current home. Still, Tibetans in Dharamshala and Delhi are politically vulnerable, given they aren’t allowed to vote. The Indian government also possesses the authority to order Tibetans living in the country to adopt Indian citizenship or leave at any time. “They are a vulnerable minority living in a foreign land,” Johnson said. Approximately 80,000 refugees — including Pasang Lhamo’s grandparents — joined Tibet’s spiritual leader in India following the 1959 unrest. Lhamo’s family remained in Tibet for two years after the Dalai Lama’s flight to India. But when her grandmother’s father and brother were forcibly taken by the Chinese government after being accused of helping finance Tibetan opposition to Chinese occupation in the region, Lhamo’s family couldn’t run the risk of staying. “They took my grandmother’s father and brother away and, at that point, my grandmother and my grandfather talked it out and decided it’s best to sort of leave,” Lhamo, a sophomore public relations and policy studies major, said. Born in India and raised in Cambridge, Mass., Lhamo was often questioned about her ethnicity. When others openly wondered about her ethnicity, Lhamo would insist that she is Tibetan. “I grew up realizing people didn’t under-
stand who I was. From there, I just always felt like I needed to stick up for myself,” she said. The Dalai Lama isn’t hailed as a cultural and social figurehead by all. For Xiao Yu, a graduate student studying counseling, the representation of the Dalai Lama in the United States is an entirely opposite portrayal she learned in primary school in the Shandong province of China. Since the fourth grade, Yu said she was taught to view Tibet as part of China and the Dalai Lama as a figure who threatened Chinese unity. Yu doesn’t hold a strong sentiment either way toward the Dalai Lama, but said she is experiencing a mix of emotion having everything she was taught about the Dalai Lama turned upside down and questioned at SU. “I was a little bit surprised because, at least where I’m from, he’s a bad guy,” she said. Yu has fielded concerns from students from China interested in attending the Dalai Lama’s lecture who are fearful the Chinese government would be able to trace the ticket sale from their SUIDs. “It’s a really complicated emotion,” she said. For junior policy studies major Tenzing Chonzom, an Indian-born Tibetan, the Dalai Lama’s teachings of compassion and patience should be guiding universal principles. “Simple human values is what he focuses on,” Chonzom said. Through the years, Chonzom said she’s felt herself becoming separated from the physical and cultural geography of Tibet. The Dalai Lama, in a sense, brings her closer to that. “My grandparents ... had to be refugees in India. And then my parents were born, then I was born. I grew up in India, kind of growing up in Indian culture, but also having Tibetan culture, and then my parents decided to come to America. And I became an American citizen last summer,” Chonzom said. “Every layer of my identity kind of represents my Tibetan culture just dissipating.” Said Chonzom: “He is representing my community.” firstname.lastname@example.org @debbietruong
Buddhism emphasizes spiritual development. Those who practice Buddhist tradition aim for deep insight into the nature of life and worship deities. There are seven subdivisions to the practice, with three of the subdivisions listed below. Tibetan Buddhism Features of Tibetan Buddhism include: • Status of the teacher or “Lama” • Preoccupation with relationship between life and death • Role of rituals and initiations • Vibrant visual symbolism • Mantras and meditation practice Mahayana Buddhism Mahayana Buddhists believe in three facets of trikaya, or regarding Buddha as having three bodies. • Dharmakay: Buddha is transcendent, the ultimate truth • Sambhogakaya: Buddha’s body of bliss or enjoyment of body • Nirmanakaya: Buddha’s earthly body as with any another human body. Zen Buddhism Zen Buddhism became popular in the West during the mid-20th century. The core of Zen Buddhism mixes Indian Mahayna Buddhism and Taoism. At the core of Zen Buddhism is the ideal that all human beings are Buddha, and must discover truth for themselves. Source: bbc.co.uk
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Since 1959, the Dalai Lama has visited the United States a total of 28 times. Here’s a look of when he has come stateside. Most of the visits occurred in the summer months. 1979: The Dalai Lama traveled through the states from Sept. 3 to Oct. 21, including his one-day trip to Syracuse University. 1984: Five years later, the Dalai Lama returned, visiting from Sept. 17 to Nov. 1. 1989: This was a short trip for the Dalai Lama. He visited from Sept. 23-25. 1993: The Dalai Lama came stateside on two different occasions in 1993. The first trip was from April 25 to May 2. The second ran from June 27-29. 1996 :The Dalai Lama visited the United States in 1996 from July 21 to Aug. 2. 1998: During this year the Dalai Lama came from April 29 to May 16. 2000: From June 19 to July 3, the Dalai Lama visited the United States.
1994: The Dalai Lama came again in 1994 for a two-week span, April 14-28.
1997: The Dalai Lama came for two different stays again in 1997. The first ran from April 21-25 and the second from May 23 to June 12. 1999: At the turn of the century, the Dalai Lama came for a short trip from April 16-17. When he returned in October, he stayed for a little longer, from Oct. 10-14.
Teddy and Robert Kennedy have dropped by too. Lyndon B. Johnson attended the opening of Newhouse I in 1964, when he delivered the “Gulf of Tonkin Speech” on Newhouse Plaza. Martin Luther King Jr. appeared on campus twice, before and after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. This second visit from the Dalai Lama is a much larger production than his first, but the
“It’s a tremendous opportunity for the university to be able to have a world figure of this stature.”
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fact that he is returning to SU is no shock to O’Brien. “I don’t think it’s a surprise with the outreach that we have with the chancellor that we have now,” O’Brien said, referring to Chancellor Nancy Cantor, who has focused on building up SU’s reputation nationally and internationally through academic programs, satellite cam-
puses and her own travels. Cantor was away on university business and her schedule did not permit an interview for this article, said Kevin Quinn, vice president for public affairs at SU. The Dalai Lama’s visit “offers us a window into a deeper understanding of the world,” said Tiffany Steinwert, dean of Hendricks Chapel. As a religious leader and a teacher, those who attend the events surrounding his visit have the chance to experience his teaching directly, instead of through his books or other mediums. Steinwert met the Dalai Lama once before in 2010 during the annual conference of the Association of College and University Religious Affairs at Emory University, an experience she described as both humble and joyful. The Dalai Lama’s visit to SU is “an honor,” she said. When the Dalai Lama comes to Syracuse, Steinwert said she does not expect his visit will transform the campus overnight — nor should it be expected to. Students and the campus community should keep the Dalai Lama’s message in mind throughout the year, she said. Students can do that by taking advantage of campus programs, including Many Faiths, One Humanity — a Spring Break study abroad trip to explore global religions and spirituality, she said. “He’s not there to provide answers,” Steinwert said. “But to help provoke questions.”
2001: For a three-week span in May, the Dalai Lama headed to the United States. He stayed from May 7-28. 2004: After a three-year break from the United States, the Dalai Lama returned to the country for two visits. First, he came from April 11-17. Then he returned for a trip from Sept. 17-23. 2006: The Dalai Lama came for a brief visit from Sept. 11-28. 2008: The Dalai Lama came back in 2008 from April 10-24 and again from July 10-26. 2010: This year, the Dalai Lama visited the United States four times — first, from Feb. 17-24 and then from May 11-24. The third trip that year was from Oct. 11-22. After a quick break to Canada, he was back from Oct. 25-27.
2005: The Dalai Lama came once during 2005, from Sept. 9-27.
2007: It was another two-visit year. The Dalai Lama came from April 23 to May 10 and again from Oct. 8-28. 2009: From Oct. 9-11, the Dalai Lama was stateside. 2011: His only trip in 2011 ran from July 5-18. source: dalailama.com
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Winans shares inspiration for peace album By Ibet Inyang STAFF WRITER
Gospel legend BeBe Winans is just one of many artists performing Oct. 9 for the One World Concert featuring the Dalai Lama at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The singer spoke with The Daily Orange about his latest album, “America, America,” his thoughts on his recent Republican National Convention performance backlash and his views on peace. The Daily Orange.: What was your inspiration behind making a patriotic album as opposed to a contemporary or traditional gospel album? BeBe Winans: Well, almost four years ago, when Barack Obama became president, there was just an electricity in the air and a sense of hope. From that moment on, I’ve been inspired by our country and that’s where “America, America” was birthed. With that, I was just inspired to do a patriotic album. There are songs that we sing at sports events and various other places, and I felt it was important to record and sing them to remind people that we all are one. No matter what association, what party we are associated with, we’re all Americans, and these are songs that belong to every last one of us. The D.O.: I know that in the past you’ve done events like the Saluting Those Who Serve event in 2005, as well as We Are The World 25 For Haiti two years ago. Now you’re teaming up with the One World Community Foundation to promote peace. How does it feel to be teamed up with such renowned leaders like the Dalai Lama and how did you get involved with such a cause?
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I was interested automatically when I found that the theme of the concert was love. I’ve realized through my whole career that the greatest gift we have is love, and that’s free. It’s been incorporated in my music, my and my sister’s music and my whole family’s music. The definition of God, who I believe in, is love, and so with that I felt honored to be asked, and I’m honored to be a part of it. I’ve just learned that in order to be a part of the solution, you have to be a part. The D.O.: And the idea of bringing people together and accepting others is something that you’ve stressed to the media lately when you’ve talked, or when you sang at the Republican National Convention. You stressed a lot to The Washington Post about how you’re intentions were to bring people together despite their differing political affiliations. Were you disappointed by some of the backlash that you received? Winans: To be honest, I didn’t read a thing, and I never have been concerned about what people think, especially people who don’t know me. One of the things my father, who was a great man in my point of view, taught
all of his children was to know who you are before anyone else tells you who you are. So at 19, 17 and 12, I knew who I was, and as I grew older, I became very comfortable with who I am. I say to anyone who’s reading this: Know your purpose and know who you are, and be bold enough and brave enough to endure whatever. The D.O.: But do you think that the fact that people aren’t taking it as that, you’re a little misunderstood in what you were trying to preach? Winans: My grandmother used to say, “If you don’t have nothing good to say don’t say nothing at all.” So I think it’s so important that before people speak out, they find out something, read, know what they’re saying. President Obama was a personal friend of mine while he was a senator, so it’s just important that people stop texting and saying things that they don’t know about. Take a moment, breathe before you respond. What’s been a wonderful thing for me is, “If you don’t understand, sit down and get some understanding.” And if we do that, we won’t have to say “I’m sorry” as much. The D.O.: Do you think we’ll get to hear anything from your latest album? Winans: Maybe. I hope to sing “America, America,” but one of the things that has served me well over the years is what you choose to sing. The selection of song is very important, and before I choose a song I really have to still scan the land. I have to think about who is involved and what we’re singing for, and then I choose a song. I tell people all the time, ‘If you’re going to sing for a French audience, don’t sing nothing in Spanish.’ email@example.com
Weighing in Want more Q-and-A’s with One World Concert artists? We also spoke to Joanne
Shenendoah and Liel Kolet. Shenendoah shared her experiences as a member of the Wolf Clan of the Oneida Nation. Kolet spoke about her faith in the next generation’s ability to achieve peace. See dailyorange.com
Sanborn discusses collaborations ONE WORLD ARTIST Q&A DAVID SANBORN By Joe Infantino STAFF WRITER
David Sanborn, a studio saxophonist, will perform along with more than 20 other artists at the One World Concert on Oct. 9. He has released 24 albums. Sanborn spoke with The Daily Orange about his career, and why collaboration is important for musicians. The Daily Orange: How does the fulfillment of your solo career compare to collaborating with artists like Billy Joel, Elton John, Paul Simon and Bruce Springsteen? David Sanborn: They are both fulfilling in different ways. Soloing allows me to insert a part of my personality into another artist’s work. I do, however, find it more fulfilling in my solo career, as I have more control over what I want to say. The D.O.: How did you get the opportunity to have a few cameo appearances on TV? Sanborn: They just asked me. The D.O.: How has your music changed from your first solo album in 1975 to your most recent release, “Only Everything”? Sanborn: Hopefully the music has evolved to a point where by saying less, I can say more. The D.O.: What is the importance of artists collaborating on both recordings and on events like the One World Concert? Sanborn: Often it allows for musicians from different genres to collaborate that might not otherwise get a chance to. firstname.lastname@example.org
Matisyahu describes Jewish upbringing By Ibet Inyang STAFF WRITER
Amid his fourth album and fall tour, reggae artist Matisyahu will stop by Syracuse University on Oct. 9 for the One World Concert featuring the Dalai Lama at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The Jewish, beat-boxing, reggae-spitting singer spoke with The Daily Orange about how he touches the world with his music, faith and thoughts on peace. The Daily Orange: What are some of the things you use for inspiration to make music? Matisyahu: The things that feed music are emotions. So, in your life experience, when you’re having emotional experiences or times — sometimes turbulent or joyous or love or brokenheartedness, or whatever it is — that’s what leads to the inspiration to want to even write a song or to listen to a song. It’s all centered around feelings and emotions, and when people want to feel something, they listen to music, and the people who are creating music are creating through emotion, through their own emotion or their own need to express it. The D.O.: A lot of people know you as a popular Jewish performer. Do you feel that you’ve found a niche in that community as one of the most popular Jewish performers around and, if so, how do you feel about that?
ONE WORLD ARTIST Q&A MATISYAHU Matisyahu: When I was a kid, I always tended to gear toward any music that was spiritually inclined and had a direct inspiration from the Old Testament. Like in WuTang Clan, there’s a rapper called Killah Priest, and he had a song called “View from Masada.” That was a record that was inspirational to me. Also, Bob Marley or Sizzla’s conscious records and all of that stuff were rooted in the Old Testament. So what I did was instead of just studying about things in the book and singing about them, I immersed myself completely in Jewish spirituality and lifestyle. I took what I knew from music and I was able to bring those two worlds together in a way that the world has never seen those two things come together. That’s what I stand for, and what a lot of people take away is the merging of
worlds and the “one-ness,” and finding the connection between cultures and music and things that you wouldn’t typically see together. So it’s more than just being a popular Jewish singer, it’s bringing the two worlds together. The D.O.: Are there any specific peace issues that you feel passionate about? Matisyahu: The issue is peace. Every situation is different, but the bigger issue is peace at the end of the day. That’s what it comes down to. Are you willing to kill or hurt for your beliefs? And in my life, my peace issue is: Is there ever a time for that? I don’t know if there is. If there’s ever a time to do that, I don’t know. That’s a question that I don’t have an answer to. I certainly have an idea of peace. In Hebrew, shalom means complete or full, and I try to create that in my music and in my life as much as possible. The D.O.: Can you tell us a little about what we can expect from your set? Maybe some new selections from your latest album? Matisyahu: Well, I’m only going to perform one song, and right now, we’re deciding what it’s going to be. But I’m hoping that it’s going to be a song off of my new record. But I have a song that’s very much connected to peace called “One Day,” and that song is certainly relevant to this concert in particular. email@example.com
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Matthews perform to the tune of 55 to 60 times. “It’s funny, because some people will say, ‘Wow,’” he said. “Some people are just like, ‘That’s it?’ The quality of the shows is great. He never plays the same set twice.” Miller Carroll hasn’t been to half the concerts Steele has, but his 21-show tally is no slouch, either. The junior information management and technology major made some of his concert trips spur of the moment. “In the fall of 2010, me and my buddy got two train tickets without round-trip and no hotel to stay at,” he said. “We were winging the trip the whole time, which made it that much better. “He started to get big when we were in grade school,” he added. “Most of us don’t remember life without the band.” Billy Kemp, a senior secondary English education major, remembers listening to Dave Matthews on the way to elementary school. When he was young, his mom would put on “Crash.” “When I hear certain songs, it brings back certain memories,” he said. “Whether it’s positives like sitting on a boat drinking a beer, or negatives like going to a funeral. Dave is and will remain part of my life for a long, long time.” Kemp has trekked to 18 Dave Matthews Band concerts. He’s seen the band the most times at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and even his favorite album is a live cut: “Live at Luther College: Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds.” “A lot of new DMB fans will automatically turn to radio songs, such as ‘Ants Marching,’” Kemp said. “While it’s a classic, I think there is so much more out there to explore.” Growing up on Matthews is a common thread for fans. Junior psychology major Emily Loughran reminisces about listening to his
courtesy of danny clinch | rca press assets DAVE MATTHEWS will perform Oct. 9 alongside 25 other artists at the One World Concert. Some speculate Matthews is wellknown to college students due to his roots near the University of Virginia, where he started playing at bars and fraternities. song, “Satellite,” and driving around with her dad. Eventually, she outgrew “Satellite” for another favorite: the 21-minute live cut of “#41.” “Dave Matthews can turn my day around,” she said. “I have been listening to his band for so long that many of his songs bring back memories.” What is it about Dave Matthews? For Wolfe, it’s nostalgia.
Wolfe didn’t jump on the Dave Matthews bandwagon right away. It wasn’t until she saw the Dave Matthews Band Caravan in Atlantic City, N.J., for a three-night festival in 2011 that her love blossomed. It’s not just a personal attachment to the group’s sound. All four of the DMB shows she’s seen, she’s seen with friends from high school who go to college in different states.
“It’s great to be able to come together and continue to make new memories and stay in touch,” Wolfe said. “I don’t remember the last time I went a day without listening to Dave.” What is it about Dave Matthews? Maybe it’s nothing at all. firstname.lastname@example.org @TheRealVandyMan
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