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Human Rights Project presents

The Future of Tibet

A Panel Discussion with the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Americas

Saturday, February 23, 2013

In 2012, there was an intensification of protests and a sharp increase in the number of self-immolations by Tibetans, a response to the continued annexation of their homeland by the People’s Republic of China. Tibet observers and analysts cite six decades of human rights violations and cultural and religious repression as some of the main causes. The panel will discuss human rights, the possibility for Tibetan autonomy or independence, and ways the world community can help Tibet to shape its future. Robert Barnett, moderator.

The Honorable Lobsang Nyandak, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Americas
Tendor, Executive Director, Students for a Free Tibet
Robert Thurman, Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Columbia University
Robert Barnett, Director, Weatherhead East Asia Institute, Modern Tibet Studies Program, Columbia University
Ming Xia, Professor of Political Science, City University of New York

Reception to follow. Suggested donation $20. Net proceeds to support The Tibetan Center’s programs. Reservations encouraged. Please email info@tibetancenter.org or call (845) 383-1774 for details or reservations.


Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Campus Center, Multipurpose Room