organizing committee

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
"Compassion Without Borders"
Organizing Committee

Venerable Lama Tenzin Dhonden, Event Chair
Personal Peace Emissary for His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Daniel Atkinson, Director of Arts, Humanities and Languages
Extended Studies & Public Programs
UC San Diego

Joy Frye, Executive and International Relations Analyst
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
UC San Diego

Melissa Henss, Assistant Director of Presidential Events
San Diego State University

Diana Kutlow, Senior Program Officer
Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
University of San Diego

Pamela Gray Payton, Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs
University of San Diego

Mia Righetti, Community Relations and Special Events Coordinator
San Diego State University

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
"Compassion Without Borders"
Public Relations Committee

Greg Block, Director of Media Relations and New Media
San Diego State University

Cindy Clark, Director of Communications
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
UC San Diego

Henry J. DeVries, Assistant Dean for External Affairs
UC San Diego Extension

Kelly Machleit, Assistant Director
University of San Diego

Pamela Gray Payton, Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs
University of San Diego

Melissa Wagoner, Director, Media Relations
University of San Diego

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
"Compassion Without Borders"
Fund Raising Committee

Elisa Lurkis, Director of Development and Community Relations
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
University of San Diego

Ben Moraga, Senior Director of Corporate, Foundation & Community Relations
San Diego State University

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama does not charge a speaking engagement fee and no aspect of His Holiness' visit is being used to profit financially. Any funds raised through sponsorships and tickets sales will be used only to cover expenses for the events benefiting humanity. Should there be any surplus fund from His Holiness' events, that surplus will be disbursed to charitable organizations under the advisement of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

"Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek" ~ His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive." ~ His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama