A look at the Summit speakers

The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education is lucky to have over 20 acclaimed speakers attending this year's Vancouver Peace Summit. The list includes five Nobel Peace Laureates as well as one Nobel Laureate in physics.

Today, the DLC is going to take a look at a few of the speakers.

Murray Gell-Mann

Murray Gell-Mann, winner of the 1969 Nobel Prize in physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles, is often regarded as the most brilliant physicist of his generation. A child prodigy enamoured by the mystery of nature, Gell-Mann entered Yale at the young age of 15. By the time he was 23, he had already started a revolution in the world of science, asking some tough questions about the complex components that make up the world. Watch Gell-Mann discuss the truth and beauty in physics: (TED talks)

Mairead Maguire

Mairead Maguire co-founded the Community of Peace People with Betty Williams. The organization worked to ease tensions in Northern Ireland; their efforts earned them the Nobel Peace prize in 1977. At 32, Maguire became the youngest recipient of the prize, a record she still holds today. For the last three decades, Maguire has been active in the global community preaching the importance of education and peace. Watch Maguire discuss education and peace in conflict-affected countries. (YouTube)

Daniel Siegel

Daniel Siegel is an award-winning educator and the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute. Siegel has done extensive work on the notion of "mindfulness" or what he calls "COAL", the state of simultaneous Curiosity, Openness, Acceptance and Love. He has written several books, most recently "The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-being". Watch Siegel discuss mindfulness and how we can begin to shape behavior through mindful practice. (YouTube)

 

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