October 2, 2009
Last week, the Dalai Lama visited Memphis, Tenn., where he received the key to the city, accepted an award from the National Civil Rights Museum and made a stop at the Lorraine Motel, site of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. If you had an opportunity to sit down with His Holiness, what would you talk about? What issues would you address in your conversation? And would you greet him with a fist bump? Several years ago while in France, I had the opportunity to attend a dinner party where I was seated at a table with Margaret Thatcher, former prime minister of Great Britain.