Lecture: "The Role of Diaspora in the Tibetan Struggle"
About the Lecture
Tendor Dorjeel will discuss how the Tibetan diaspora made a difference in internationalizing the Tibetan cause, establishing cultural institutions to sustain the Tibetan identity, and the development of struggle strategies. He will also address how the institutionalization of exile institutions may have inadvertently constrained the cause.
About the Speaker
Tenzin Dorjeel (Tendor) is Senior Researcher and Strategist at Tibet Action Institute. He received his primary and secondary education from the Tibetan Children's Village schools in India. He immigrated to the United States under the Tibetan Resettlement Project's family reunification program. He holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from Brown University and a master's in political science from Columbia University. He is the former executive director of Students for a Free Tibet. He has authored The Tibetan Nonviolent Struggle: A Strategic and Historical Analysis, ICNC Monograph Series, 2015. (https://www.nonviolent-conflict.org/resource/tibetan-nonviolent-struggle-strategic-historical-analysis/)
This talk is part of Professor Victoria Hui’s “Connection in China” course and is sponsored by benefactors, the Linehans, through Notre Dame's Teaching Beyond the Classroom Grant.