COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA) -- The University of Maryland will reportedly welcome Nobel Peace prize winner and one of the world's most renowned peace advocates, the Dalai Lama, to campus.

The school's official newspaper The Diamondbacksays they have confirmed that the Dalai Lama, the head monk of Tibetan Buddhism, will visit campus May 7 to deliver an Anwar Sadat lecture for peace at the Comcast Center.

Shibley Telhami, Sadat Chair for Peace and Development, arranged the monk's visit to campus.

This won't be the first time a world-renowned activist has spoken at the Sadat Lecture. Past guests include: Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan, Mary Robinson, Mohamed El Baradei, James Baker, Madeleine Albright, Henry Kissinger, Ezer Weitzman and Jimmy Carter.

The event is free and open to the entire public. Information on tickets will be posted on March 8 on this website.

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