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Public Lecture: Resolution of the Longstanding Sino-Tibet Conflict Is Imperative for World Peace by Sikyong Penpa Tsering

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Join us for a public lecture on "Resolution of the longstanding Sino-Tibet conflict is imperative for World Peace" by our distinguished guest, Sikyong Penpa Tsering, the second democratically elected Sikyong of the Central Tibetan Administration in India.

Sikyong Penpa Tsering assumed the role the Sikyong of the Tibetan people at an official ceremony graced by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on 27 May 2021.

Born in 1963, Sikyong Penpa Tsering grew up in Luksam Samdupling Tibetan Settlement in Bylakuppe in south India. After completing his higher secondary education from Central Tibetan School, Sikyong pursued his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Madras Christian College (MCC) in Chennai from 1985-1988.

In 1996, he was elected as a Member of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile from Domey Constituency. As a member of the Tibetan parliament, he served as a representative of the entire Tibetan people and worked earnestly to resolve the issue of Tibet based on the mutually-beneficial Middle Way Approach advocated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Employing his knowledge of Economics, Sikyong Penpa Tsering also served in the Parliament's Budget Estimate Committee many times.

In 2001, he was re-elected as a Member of the Tibetan Parliament during which he took on the role of the Executive Director of Tibetan Parliamentary and Policy Research Center (TPPRC), a research agency based in New Delhi. His efforts as the Executive Director of TPPRC and his constant outreach efforts directed towards Indian political leaders led to the successful revival of the All-Party Indian Parliamentary Forum for Tibet (APIPFT).

In 2008, after his re-election to a third term as a member of the Tibetan Parliament, Sikyong Penpa Tsering was elected as the honorable Speaker of the 14th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile. In 2011, he was elected to a fourth term as a member of the 15th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and was duly elected as the Speaker through a majority vote.

From August 2016 to November 2017, Sikyong Penpa Tsering assumed the role and responsibility as the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Office of Tibet based in Washington DC. His concentrated efforts to strengthen support for Tibet in the US government endeared many to the Tibetan cause. During his stint as the Representative, he also oversaw and participated in several forums and discussions on the issue of Tibet including overseas Chinese intellectuals and democracy activists based in North America.

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