“Dalai Lama of the Arctic” speaks at Tufts

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“Dalai Lama of the Arctic” speaks at Tufts

President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson visits the Fletcher School at Tufts University, a graduate school of international affairs, to attend a conference where he will be the opening speaker.

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Presdient Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson at Bessastaðir. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The Fletcher School is an established academic institution in the United States and one of the oldest graduate schools of international affairs, a program recognized worldwide.

The president, who is referred to as the Dalai Lama of the Arctic on posters advertising the event, will address the conference, The Arctic: A New Model for Global Cooperation, when it commences tomorrow, Monday March 26.

The president’s office told Rúv.is the reference to Dalai Lama does not come from the president’s headquarters.

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