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2010.04.15 -Dalai Lama to Receive Freedom Center

2010.04.15 -Dalai Lama to Receive Freedom Center

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Dalai Lama to Receive Freedom Center'sInternational Freedom Conductor Award
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Tibetan Leader & Nobel Peace Prize Winner Will Be Honored at October 20 Lunch at Duke Energy Center 
 CINCINNATI, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Underground Railroad FreedomCenter announced today that His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, will accept the InternationalFreedom Conductor Award (IFCA).The Dalai Lama, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his unstinting advocacy of freedom forhis native Tibet, will be honored at a lunch at the Duke Energy Center on October 20, said FreedomCenter CEO & President, Donald W. Murphy."We are tremendously honored and gratified that His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, will accept ourFreedom Conductor Award, which goes to individuals and organizations that have been conspicuousand effective champions of freedom," Murphy said. "The Dalai Lama's tireless efforts on behalf ofTibet -- and his life-long advocacy of freedom and peace for all people -- are in the finest traditions ofthose abolitionists who fought for the eradication of slavery in the 18th and 19th Centuries."Previous IFCA honorees have included civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, South African BishopDesmond Tutu and, most recently, in 2007, former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton,for their joint work in raising donations for the survivors of Hurricane Katrina and the South Asiantsunami.The Dalai Lama will receive the IFCA honor, speak and answer audience questions at a luncheonevent at the Duke Energy Center. Additional details about arrangements, tickets, etc., will bereleased later, Murphy said.His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is both the head of state and the spiritual leader ofTibet. He was born on 6 July 1935, to a farming family, in a small hamlet located in northeasternTibet. In 1950 His Holiness was called upon to assume full political power after China's invasion ofTibet in 1949. But following the brutal suppression of the Tibetan national uprising in Lhasa by

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