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President of Tibetan government-in-exile to give Berman lecture
By CSLR | Emory Law | Mar 6, 2018 12:03:00 AM

Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, President of the Tibetan government-in-exile, will deliver the 2018 Berman Lecture on April 9 at 7 p.m. in Tull Auditorium. He will speak on "The Tibetan People’s Transition to Secular Democracy."

President Sangay was born in an exile Tibetan community in India and graduated from Delhi University before arriving in the United States in 1995. He received an LLM and an SJD from Harvard Law School. He was a senior research fellow at the East Asian Legal Studies Program, where he organized conferences with Chinese, Tibetan, Indian, and western scholars, including meetings between His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Chinese scholars. He was elected administrative head of the Tibetan government-in-exile in 2011, with 55 percent of the vote. His title was officially changed to Sikyong, which translates as president, in 2012. He was re-elected in 2016.

He supports the middle way approach in peacefully resolving the Tibet-China conflict. He supports His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s vision of autonomy for Tibet within the framework of the Chinese constitution, similar to arrangements China has with Hong Kong and Macau.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Please go here to RSVP.