Washington D.C: The first of the three gatherings of ‘Future of Tibet’ was conducted here on on April 9-10, 2022, where participants contributed to the general discussion about the future of the Tibetan people with a special focus on how to better understand how the Tibetans inside Tibet think about the future. The next gatherings will take place in the coming months, one in Switzerland, and the last in India.
Experts spoke on a variety of topics including the legacy of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Strengthening the Tibet Movement, prospects for democracy in Tibet and Individual initiative, responsibility and contribution to the Tibetan struggle. The list of speakers included Tenzin Namgyal Tethong (Former Prime Minister of Central Tibetan Administration), Bhuchung Tsering (International Campaign for Tibet), Chemi Lhamo (Tibetan-Canadian activist), Dhndhup Wangchen (Filmmaker) and Jampa Monlam (Former political prisoner).
According to the website, Future of Tibet was established on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Tibetan Youth Congress and the Tibetan Youth Association of Europe by Wangpo Tethong, a former member of Tibetan parliament in Exile (Europe) and Tashi Namgyal, a former member of Tibetan parliament in exile (North America). The initiative was supported by many former central executive members of the Tibetan Youth Congress and the Tibetan Youth Association in Europe, and a large majority of its former presidents and its founding members. It was established to strengthen the Tibetan Freedom Movement in the international community.
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By Team TRC
(Information supplied by Future of Tibet website and Twitter)