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Tibet Talk # 12

Every Tibetan as an Ambassador: How to talk (effectively) about Tibet to injis

and other non-Tibetans, including the Chines­e?

  • Guest: Dr. Lobsang Sangay la, Ph. D. from Harvard University, and recently

selected as one of the young leaders of Asia in the Asia 21 Young Leaders Forum

by the Asia Society, New York.

  • Participants: Taydon, Thupten Nyima, Tendor and Wangyal.


Immensely informative tête-à-tête with Dr. Lobsang Sangay la mainly on the above topic and covering a range of related sub-topics including but not limited to – tailoring explanations to non-Tibetan audience, the use of personal stories, the reiteration of the human rights “situation” in Tibet, the right approach to talking about Tibet to a Chinese person, and Dr. Lobsang Sangay la’s ingenious and effective 8 Ms (Marriage, Mongols, Manchu, Mismanagement, Maoism, Minority, Migration and Middle-path) to refute Chinese claims vis-à-vis Tibet. Check it out!!! AUDIO TO BE POSTED SHORTLY

TibetTalk #11

Topic: WHAT ABOUT THAT KID WHO WANTED TO BECOME AN AIRPLANE PILOT?-

A discussion about the choice of careers for young Tibetans and its changing landscape in the era of globalization.

  • Guest: Thondup Tsering, Former Career Counselor at TCV, Dharamsala
  • Participants: Taydon, Thupten Nyima & Wangyal

During this discussion, we touched upon Thondup la's foray into the uncharted waters of career counseling in the Tibetan community and his experience as TCV's first career counselor, the trends in career choice by young Tibetans, the need to inculcate decision-making abilities and confidence early on, the recent trend of Tibetans taking nursing courses, the role parents and teachers should assume in facitating the students' decision-making re: career choice, and so on ...

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