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The Case of Tibet: International Law and United Nations | Talk by Dr. Lobsang Sangay


Room No: 201, NAB, NLSIU


Friday, July 29, 2022, 11:15 am

The University is hosting a talk on ‘The Case of Tibet: International Law and United Nations’ by Dr. Lobsang Sangay, the former Sikyong (the democratically elected leader) of the Central Tibetan Administration on Friday, 29 July, 2022. The event will take place from 11.15 am to 12.30 pm.

About the speaker

Dr. Lobsang Sangay, an expert in Tibetan law and international human rights law, served as the political leader of the Central Tibetan Administration (and previously, the Tibetan Administration from 2011-12) between 2012 and 2021. Born in a refugee settlement in Darjeeling, India, Dr. Sangay is also an alumnus of the Harvard Law School, having obtained his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree there before becoming the first Tibetan to earn Harvard Law School’s Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) degree, with his dissertation ‘Democracy in Distress: Is Exile Polity a Remedy? A Case Study of Tibet’s Government-in-Exile’ winning the 2004 Yong K. Kim ’95 Memorial Prize. In addition, he has been the recipient of fellowships from the International Commission of Jurists, Geneva and the Pacific Basin Research Centre.

Dr. Sangay’s role as the Sikyong saw him call for the peaceful resolution of the issues surrounding Tibet, including providing Tibet with autonomy within the framework of the Chinese constitution.