Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Tue 17, Jul 2018 01:50 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Let the Dalai Lama go home: US Representatives Nancy Pelosi, James McGovern
Frenchman detained for carrying Tibetan flag, Dalai Lama jersey during World cup final
Mr. Tibet Tenzin Nyima to vie for Mr. Global title in Bangkok
His Holiness in Nubra valley, Sumur: Videos
Being a good human being transcends religion: Dalai Lama in Nubra valley
Dhondup Wangchen, Golog Jigme awarded Tenzin Delek Rinpoche Medal of Courage
Tibetans protesting against mining in Kham Yushul beaten, tear-gassed
Self-styled student group in Indian border state calls for Tibetan refugees to be moved to ‘demarcated camps’
J&K Governor Narinder Nath Vohra calls on the Dalai Lama at Leh
Tibetans in Nepal celebrate Dalai lama’s birthday after years of prohibition
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama talking to media persons on his arrival at Vilnius, Lithuania. June 12, 2018, Photo: Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL
His Holiness the Dalai Lama attending the 100,000 prayer offering to Guru Padmasambhava at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, HP, India on May 24, 2018. OHHDL Photo
Players and staff of the Tibetan national football team listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama during a special audience. The team will participate in the CONIFA world cup in London, May 18, 2018 Photo:OHHDL
more photos »
Advertisement
Third edition of ‘young Tibetan research scholars' conference’ commences
[Wednesday, August 16, 2017 19:34]

By Tenzin Dharpo

DHARAMSHALA, Aug. 16: The third edition of annual conference for budding Tibetan academics organized by the exile Tibetan government’s (known as the Central Tibetan Administration) think-tank Tibet Policy Institute opened at the college of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah.

CTA President Dr. Lobsang Sangay who delivered the keynote speech said that the exile diaspora should seek to develop the core competency of Tibetan research community with the aim to make Tibet and Tibetan issues relevant on the global stage.

“The majority of the prominent voices on Tibet and related subjects in the mainstream narrative and research circuits are non-Tibetans. Tibetan researches should strive to make Tibetan issues relevant thereby garnering support for the cause,” Sangay said.

The Harvard educated scholar also urged the future researchers to represent the tiny exile Tibetan community as hoped and cherished by the bulk of Tibetans still in Tibet under Chinese rule rather than develop complacency.

Special guest and Senior Fellow of Vivekananda International Foundation Brig. Vinod Anand said it is necessary for young Tibetans to identify and research on multiple fronts related to Tibet for what he called “the long and arduous journey” towards the resolution of the Tibetan issue.

The former military man also said that the ongoing Doklam issue is an episode of geopolitical muscle flexing by China in an attempt to change the status quo in the region by waging “media, psychological and legal warfare."

Participants will broach wide range of topics from the military exercise on the Tibetan plateau, Chinese leadership and the strategic importance of the Yarlung tsangpo to exile Tibetan diaspora contingents such as the electoral system, Tibetan refugees in Nepal and health issues of old age in Tibetan settlements among others.

Thinley Gyatso, Ph.D candidate from Jawaharlal Nehru University who is researching on the identity crisis among nomads in eastern Tibet said, “There is a contradiction when Tibetan nomads have systematically been evicted from their grasslands over which their ancestors have manned for centuries and pushed towards lifestyles they are not familiar with. At the same time, China have placed tiny number of nomads to locations where there are tourist attempting to show nomad lifestyles as an integral part of local culture and heritage.”

The conference ‘Tibet and Tibetans: Prospects and Challenges’ broadly encompasses a wide range of Tibet and related subject matters pursued by Ph.D. and M.Phil. research scholars discussed and debated over the course of days (Aug. 16-18).
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Third edition of ‘young Tibetan research scholars' conference’ commences
Dalai Lama condoles victims of Mandi landslide
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2018 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement