Vancouver Peace Summit 2009

Nobel Laureates in Dialogue

Summit Overview

The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education was honoured to host His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Vancouver, September 27-29, 2009 for the Vancouver Peace Summit: Nobel Laureates in Dialogue. Joining the Dalai Lama were Nobel Laureates Jody Williams, Mairead Maguire, Betty Williams and Murray Gell-Mann, as well as a number of respected international leaders from the realms of education, the arts, business, politics and social transformation.

The Summit was built on dialogues held at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts and the Orpheum Theatre. The focus of these dialogues included the themes of peace, education and women and peace-building.

Watch 4 Dialogues via Webcast

The Summit featured four webcast dialogues: World Peace through Personal Peace, Nobel Laureates in Dialogue: Connecting for Peace, Educating the Heart, and Women and Peace-building. You can find them in the archives.

Own the 4-disc set

The dialogues are available in a 4-disc set, which features never before seen footage and more than 4 hours of inspirational conversations.

Connecting for Change

A key component of the Summit was Connecting for Change, a three-day invitation-only dialogue for corporate and social leaders and philanthropists that focused on questions related to universal themes of compassion, community, and peace.

See the Connecting for Change website for more information.

See Also:

Vancouver Dialogues (2006)

His Holiness the Dalai Lama visits Vancouver (2004)


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Jody Williams shares the stage with the Dalai Lama at the 2009 Vancouver Peace Summit

Jody Williams will be presenting a talk in Vancouver on Friday, March 19. In this video, she shares the stage with the Dalai Lama and tells the audience how compassion requires action.

Vancouver Peace Summit Podcasts

Below are complete podcasts of all of the dialogues from the 2009 Vancouver Peace Summit. For more information on the Summit, visit the .

Vancouver Peace Summit Reflections

The DLC sat down with founding director Victor Chan