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Conversations about Tibet with engaging thinkers, leaders, activists and artists

Conversations about Tibet with engaging thinkers, leaders, activists and artists

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Washington, DC

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Conversations about Tibet with engaging thinkers, leaders, activists and artists

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English

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Episodes

A Reading and Conversation with Author Tsering Yangzom Lama

9/2/2022
Tsering Yangzom Lama’s debut novel, “We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies,” has become an international bestseller and been longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize.

Duration:00:54:08

Resolving the Tibet-China Conflict

7/28/2022
China’s government has illegally occupied Tibet for over 60 years. It has refused to negotiate with Tibetan leaders for more than a decade. But a new bill in Congress will pressure China’s officials to get back to the negotiating table.

Duration:00:51:51

“Fractured Himalaya” with Ambassador Nirupama Rao

5/27/2022
For ages, Indians saw the Himalayas as a wall that protected them. But when China’s Communist army invaded Tibet over 70 years ago, an Indian diplomat said, “The Chinese have entered Tibet. The Himalayas no longer exist.”

Duration:00:32:12

When the Iron Bird Flies

4/15/2022
“When the Iron Bird Flies: China’s Secret War in Tibet” is the second book about Tibet from independent scholar and writer Jianglin Li. In it, Jianglin takes a comprehensive look at six crucial years in modern Tibetan history (1956-62) that culminated in the Tibetan National Uprising of 1959 and the subsequent total Chinese occupation of Tibet.

Duration:00:53:14

Mission: Joy

3/28/2022
On Dec. 26, the world lost Archbishop Desmond Tutu, an iconic leader of South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement and a beloved friend of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Duration:00:56:16

The Seed of Compassion

2/18/2022
Planting a seed for a more compassionate world with a sense of the oneness of humanity—this is the message of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, which he shares in his first children’s book, “The Seed of Compassion: Lessons from the Life and Teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.”

Duration:00:47:08

The Olympics and Tibet

1/21/2022
With the Olympics about to return to China for the 2022 Winter Games—which begin Feb. 4 in Beijing—these three experts on sports and human rights join us to discuss what the Olympics mean for Tibet, and what the international community should do about it.

Duration:00:26:14

Rima Fujita

12/21/2021
Rima Fujita is a fine artist and a descendant of Japan’s last samurai whose creative aesthetic was strongly influenced by both Bushido and Buddhism.

Duration:00:59:23

BREAKING: Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues Uzra Zeya appointed

12/20/2021
The US has a new special coordinator for Tibetan issues! On Dec. 20, 2021, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the appointment of Under Secretary Uzra Zeya to this important role.

Duration:00:16:57

Decoding the CCP

11/19/2021
Have you come across the terms “common prosperity,” “ecological civilization” or “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble?” Tibetans in Tibet have been bombarded with such slogans every day of their lives over more than 60 years of Beijing’s rule in Tibet.

Duration:00:55:45

“This Fragile Planet” with Michael Buckley

11/5/2021
As daunting as the climate challenge is, it’s important to know what we’re trying to conserve—and it’s vital to find the inspiration to do so. In this episode of Tibet Talks, we have the perfect guest to help with that. Michael Buckley is the editor of the new book, “This Fragile Planet,” a collection of 80 inspiring quotes about the environment from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, matched with 120 eye-catching photos and visuals from a dozen professional photographers.

Duration:00:52:27

The impact and passage of the 1991 Tibet Immigration Bill

10/15/2021
In 1991, the US Congress passed the Tibetan Immigration Act of 1990, which provided 1,000 immigrant visas for natives of Tibet in India or Nepal.

Duration:01:01:30

Town hall with ICT leaders

9/24/2021
Join us for this special ask-me-anything edition of Tibet Talks! Three of our leaders—Bhuchung K. Tsering, interim president of ICT, Kai Mueller, executive director of ICT Germany, and Vincent Metten, ICT’s EU policy director—kick off the show with updates from their offices.

Duration:01:00:21

Sera Monastery: A conversation with authors Penpa Dorje and Prof. Jose Cabezon

8/20/2021
Penpa Dorje and Jose Cabezon are the authors of Sera Monastery, a definitive history of one of Tibet's greatest monastic universities, located just north of the Tibetan capital, Lhasa.

Duration:00:52:52

ICT Board Member Ellen Bork with Michael van Walt van Praag

7/24/2021
The new book “Tibet Brief 20/20” by Michael van Walt van Praag and Miek Boltjes is a call to action for governments to rethink their stance on Tibet.

Duration:01:02:40

The Ambassador’s Dog

6/17/2021
Ambassador Scott DeLisi collaborated with ICT member and award-winning American artist Jane Lillian Vance to create a beautiful illustrated book called “The Ambassador’s Dog.”

Duration:00:59:45

Tenzin Geyche Tethong

5/21/2021
Blessed by the Dalai Lama himself, Tenzin Geyche Tethong’s new biography of His Holiness features previously unpublished photos and unparalleled insights into the Dalai Lama’s leadership, compassion and gentle humor.

Duration:00:59:29

The Tibetan Elections of 2021

4/30/2021
Tibetans in exile have a borderless democratic governance system. In over 30 countries, they go to the polls every five years to elect the sikyong, their political leader, and the 45 members of their parliament in exile.

Duration:01:03:34

Remembering the 1959 Tibetan Uprising

3/22/2021
On March 10, 1959, thousands of Tibetans took to the streets of their capital city, Lhasa. Although their uprising was eventually crushed—with the Chinese government killing thousands of Tibetans in the process—they succeeded in keeping their struggle alive, including by helping their leader, the Dalai Lama, escape to safety in neighboring India.

Duration:00:59:18

Special Edition: “Tibet in Chains” Book Launch

2/26/2021
In the early 1990s, China’s notorious prisons in Tibet held hundreds of political prisoners. Among them was a group of 14 young nuns imprisoned in the dreaded Drapchi Prison.

Duration:00:44:12