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17 May, 2005

Dalai Lama, Bill Clinton and Richard Gere among those to meet this week

Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel greeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama on his arrival in Petra for the Conference of Nobel Laureates on May 17th 2005
As reported in Qatar's The Peninsula today, the Dalai Lama, former President Bill Clinton, and actor Richard Gere will be among the celebrities and Nobel laureates who will meet in the ancient Jordanian city of Petra this week.
The goal of the meeting is to find answers to the problems in the world. Top thinkers in economics, medicine. physics and literature are expected to attend the conference, which runs from May 18-19, andis being sponsored by Jordan's King Abdullah II and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Elie Wiesel.

The whole initiative is to bring the best of minds together to think about where the world is going," Jordan's Finance Minister Bassem Awadallah is quoted as stating.

Read the entire article online at The Peninsula
Additional articles are available on the Save Tibet and Tibet In Exile web sites.
Photo of Elie Wiesel and the Dalai Lama is from the Save Tibet web site.

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