DIIR to host a symposium on ‘Tibet’s Past, Present and Future—What is the Way Forward?’

The Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) of Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) will organize a symposium on ‘Tibet’s Past, Present and Future—What is the Way Forward?’ at the Speaker Hall, Constitution Club of India in New Delhi.

The high-profile symposium, which will be held on December 17 from 11:00 – 16:30, will bring together political leaders, thinkers, intellectuals, academicians and policy makers from across the world to discuss about Tibet.

The day-long symposium will feature three plenary sessions on the following topics — Tibet’s Historical Past, Current situation in Tibet under China’s occupation and Middle Way Policy—the Way Forward.

The symposium speakers are Dr. Lobsang Sangay, Sikyong, Central Tibetan Administration, Dharamsala, Prof. Brahma Chellaney, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, Claude Arpi, Historian and Tibetologist, Auroville, Prof. Dibyesh Anand, University of Westminster, London, Jayadeva Ranade, Centre for China Analysis and Strategy, New Delhi and Kate Saunders, International Campaign for Tibet, Washington D.C.

The discussion will kick-start with the release of the book ‘Tibet is not a part of China but the Middle Way remains a Viable Solution,’ – CTA’s report on the situation inside Tibet under the Chinese occupation.

Former diplomat and MP, Shri Mani Shakar Aiyar will be the guest of honor for the book launch.

This entire symposium will be streamed live via Tibet TV, CTA’s official TV channel on both youtube and facebook.

“We hope that the symposium will help widen the horizon of intellectual discourse and dialogue on Tibet, it’s history, it’s present status and it’s future directions,”— said Dhardon Sharling, Information Secretary, DIIR.

Event Details

A Symposium on Tibet’s Past, Present and Future—What is the Way Forward? held at The Speaker Hall, Constitution Club of India. 11:00 – 16:30, December 17, 2016, Organized by Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR) Central Tibetan Administration

Date: 17 Dec 2016
Time: 10:30 am (Indian Standard Time)
Venue: The Speaker Hall, Constitution Club of India – New Delhi

Press Contact:

Tenzin Lekshey, Media Officer, Tibet Bureau Office in Delhi,-8585901465

Jamphel Shonu, Press Officer, DIIR, CTA- 9882603374


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