Monday was a big day at Syracuse University as the Dalai Lama returned to campus more than 30 years after his first visit. He was in town for the school's Common Ground for Peace Symposium. Sarah Blazonis has more.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- How does the world find peace while in a state of war? That's what panelists talked about at Monday's Common Ground for Peace symposium at Syracuse University.
The Dalai Lama was part of two discussions that included Nobel Prize winners and a former Central Intelligence director, to name a few.
Moderator and NBC News correspondent Ann Curry started off the morning by asking the Dalai Lama what trait was most important when working toward world peace. He said the answer can be found while watching children at play.
The Dalai Lama said, "They don't care about their social background or if their family is rich or poor. So children play together, laugh and smile. So there is very, very clear spirit: Oneness of the human being."
Topics included the rise of democracy in the Middle East and shifting the global consciousness.