Special guest Mr. Lobsang Nyandak, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Americas, will present a talk on the current affairs in Tibet. The oppression of the Tibetan people and culture affects everyone in our community because it threatens the lineage, holy sites, and practice of Tibetan Buddhism, so it is important to be informed. It is also quite an honor for such a distinguished representative ot visit our center, so please come if you can.
Mr. Lobsang Nyandak assumed the post of Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Americas in September 2008. Previously, from 2001 to 2006, Mr. Nyandak served as a Cabinet member of the Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala, India. As a Cabinet member, he headed the Department of Information and International Relations, the Department of Finance and the Department of Health. He implemented Prime Minister Samdhong Rinpoche’s policy of privatization of the Tibetan exile economy.
Prior to his appointment to the Tibetan cabinet, he served as a member of the Tibetan Parliament, and also held executive positions with various Tibetan NGOs: in particular, the Tibetan Youth Congress, the National Democratic Party of Tibet and the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy.
He was the first Executive Director of the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, one of the premier institutions that track and promote human rights and democracy for Tibetans.
Mr. Lobsang Nyandak holds Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Education from Punjab University, Chandigarh, India.