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Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay's visit - June 2012

Monday, 02 July 2012

Dr Lobsang Sangay, the man Tibetans have elected to succeed the Dalai Lama as the political leader of the Tibetan people, was embraced by the Australian politicians, public and the media during his visit from 24 June to 1 July. 

Check out some of the media from the visit:  

Read report on Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay's visit to Australia

Speeches by our politicians on Kalon Tripa Lobsang Sangay's visit:

Chair of the Parliamentary Tibet Group, Michael Danby MP
Melissa Parke MP
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Harry Jenkins MP
Alan Griffin MP

From the ATC blog

ATC's Kyinzom Dhongdue takes a few minutes out of the busy schedule to share some thoughts on the visit

My first blog from Kalon Tripa's visit
Kalon Tripa's "karmic appointments" in Canberra - My second blog from Dr Sangay's visit to Australia


More media reports:

The Sydney Morning Herald, Peter Hartcher "Dreams of a leader of a land he has never seen"
The Australian, Rowan Callick "Exiled Tibet leader appeals to Australia"
AAP "Carr, Bishop should meet Tibet's PM: Brown"
SBS - World News Australia "Tibetan leader visits Australia"
SBS - World News Australia "Extended interview with Dr Lobsang Sangay"

Radio Australia "Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile visits Australia"
Radio Australia's Jason Fang talks to Dr Lobsang Sangay

Watch a recording of Kalon Tripa Lobsang Sangay's sold-out Tibet Talk on "Democracy, Buddhism and the Future of Asia":      


tibet democracy timeline iconWho is Kalon Tripa Lobsang Sangay?

Dr Lobsang Sangay is the man Tibetans have elected to succeed the Dalai Lama as the political leader of the Tibetan people.

He was born in a Tibetan refugee settlement in northern India. As a Fulbright scholar, he was the first Tibetan to receive a doctorate from the Harvard Law School in 2004.

Dr Sangay worked as a senior fellow at Harvard University for a number of years during which he organised landmark conferences between the Dalai Lama and Chinese scholars. An expert on Tibet, international human rights law, democratic constitutionalism and conflict resolution, Dr Sangay has lectured at various universities and think-tanks throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

Since taking office as Kalon Tripa (Prime Minister) of the Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala, India, in 2011, Dr Sangay has met with political leaders of various countries including the US, the UK, Japan and the EU.