Lobsang Sangay

Conversations with Tibet’s Exiled Prime Minister

Harvard educated Dr. Lobsang Sangay was elected as the Tibetan government-in-exile’s equivalent of prime minister in 2011 — he was the second to be directly elected to this position, and the first to be head of the Central...

100th Self-Immolation Within Tibet; Another in Nepal

After a Tibetan man set himself on fire in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu on Wednesday, exile and activist groups reported that the 100th self-immolation protest within Tibet had taken place in Ngaba on February 3rd. From...

As Self-Immolations Near 100, Tibetans Reflect

As eight Tibetans have been sentenced for inciting self-immolations, The New York Times reports Tibetans are questioning the effect of these self-immolations. The number of Tibetans who have set themselves on fire to protest...

Six More Tibetans Jailed Over Self-Immolations

Following the sentencing in Sichuan of monk Lorang Konchok and his nephew for inciting eight people to commit self-immolation, a court in Gansu handed out punishments to six others accused of involvement in one of the protests....

92nd Tibetan Self-Immolation Reported

Dharamsala-based Phayul.com reports that a 92nd self-immolation protest took place on Monday evening. Lobsang Gendun, a 29-year-old Tibetan monk self-immolated in Golog Pema Dzong at around 7:45 pm (local time). He succumbed to...

Tibet Exiles See Rise of American-style Politician

In the wake of rising tensions between Tibetans and Han Chinese in Qinghai and Gansu provinces, and a string of self-immolations by protesting Tibetans, AP profiles Lobsang Sangay, the new Prime Minister of the Tibetan...

Tibetan Exiles Swear In New Leader

The Wall Street Journal reports the inauguration of the new Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay, who was elected in April. A 43-year-old Harvard law scholar and son of a guerrilla fighter was sworn in as head of...

New Tibetan PM Vows to Continue Pressing China on Autonomy

The new Tibetan Prime Minister will assume office on Monday and Lobsang Sangay has given more indication on his position versus the Chinese government. From Voice of America: The newly-elected Tibetan prime minister-in-exile,...

Meet the Dalai Lama’s Harvard-Educated Replacement

Harvard academic Lobsang Sangay has been elected to become the new Prime Minister of Tibetan government-in-exile. From the Atlantic: Exiled Tibetans elected a 43-year-old Harvard academic to replace the Dalai Lama in his role as...

Lobsang Sangay Set to Become Tibet’s Political Leader

Last month, the Dalai Lama made a surprise announcement that he would be giving up his position as political leader of the Tibetan government-in-exile and make way for a democratically-elected leader. That leader has now been...



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