Upcoming event of interest at GW

The CIGA Seminar Series Presents
Tibet and the Politics of Exile in the New Millennium

Samdhong Rinpoche, Tibetan Prime Minister in Exile

by Samdhong Rinpoche, Tibetan Prime Minister in Exile

A distinguished scholar and leading Tibetan public intellectual, Professor Samdhong Rinpoche has served as the first elected Tibetan Prime Minister in Exile from 2001 to 2011. He was professor of Tibetan studies and director of the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies in Varanasi, India, from 1971-1988. In 1990, he was a member of the Drafting Committee Constitution of the Future Polity of Tibet and Law for the exiled Tibetans. From 1991 to 1995 he was appointed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as one of the deputies of the Assembly of Tibetan People’s Deputies and was later unanimously elected as its Chairman. Samdhong Rinpoche was born in eastern Tibet in 1939. He received his Geshe Lharampa degree in 1968 and his Ngarimpa degree in 1969.

Opening remarks by:
Tashi Rabgey
Visiting Scholar, CIGA, George Washington University
Fellow in Public Intellectuals Program, National Committee on US-China Relations
Director, Tibet Sustainable Governance Program, University of Virginia

Thursday, July 14, 6:30 – 7:45 pm
Reception beginning at 6:00pm
1957 E Street NW, Room 213, Harry Harding Auditorium, The Elliott School of International Affairs

RSVP requested: bit.ly/mVTf4G

CIGA is part of the Elliott School of International Affairs and its Institute of Global and International Studies

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