Tibet campaign official to speak on human rights, relations with China

Bhuchung K. Tsering of the International Campaign for Tibet

Bhuchung K. Tsering, vice president for special programs of the International Campaign for Tibet in Washington, will speak on human rights in Tibet and the Tibetan-Chinese relationship from 8 to 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 13.

The event will take place in the Lurias, Hassenfeld Conference Center, and includes a free dinner.

Tsering, an executive of the campaign for Tibet since 1995, oversees the organization's Chinese Outreach and Tibetan empowerment programs. He will speak on the human rights situation of the Tibetan people and the impact this has on the relationship between Tibetans and Chinese, both in the People's Republic of China and throughout the world.

Tsering was born in Phari, Tibet. His family fled to India in 1960 in the wake of Chinese Communist invasion. He studied in India and received his B.A. in English literature from the University of Delhi in 1982. Tsering worked as a reporter for a major daily newspaper, The Indian Express, in New Delhi before joining the Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala, India, in January 1984.

He has worked as the editor of Tibetan Bulletin, the official journal of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, and served in the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala and at the Office of Tibet in Switzerland.

Tsering is a member of the Task Force set up by the Central Tibetan Administration to work on issues relating to dialogue with the Chinese leadership, and has been a member of the team appointed by the Dalai Lama to engage with Chinese leaders.

Please RSVP on-line, as the event is capped at 50 people.

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