Prime Minister of Tibetan Government-in-Exile Lobsang Sangay Speaks at College of Law

Lobsang-Sangay-20130827On August 27, Prime Minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile Dr. Lobsang Sangay spoke to a crowd of students, faculty and community members at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.

Sangay, an expert in international law, received undergraduate degrees at the University of Delhi in India. He subsequently earned an L.L.M. and S.J.D. from Harvard Law School.

The Tibetan governmen-in-exile is seated in Dharamsala, India, where Sangay spends much of his time. When not in Dharamsala, Sangay travels the world to visit Tibetan refugee camps and other communities.

This event was sponsored by the Center for Global Justice at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, along with the Utah Tibetan Association and the Hinckley Institute of Politics.

At the College of Law, Sangay discussed his path to the study of law, his route to being elected prime minster of the Tibetan government-in-exile, and the influence of Buddhism on his philosophy of non-violence. During a question-and-answer period, audience members asked him about his government’s approach to relations with China, his vision for the future of Tibet, and how he handles the pressures of being the first democratically elected prime minster of Tibet’s government-in-exile.

A link to the video of Prime Minister Sangay’s presentation will be posted here soon.

To read a Salt Lake Tribune article about Sangay’s visit, click here.