2:30 pm EST - 4:00 pm EST

Past Event

The Current State of Discussions between the Dalai Lama and the Government of the People’s Republic of China

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EST

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Over the past four years, Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari has served as the Dalai Lama’s authorized representative for talks with the government of China. Through five rounds of dialogue to date, Gyari has met with Chinese officials both inside and outside of China.

Gyari described the position of the Dalai Lama on a number of key issues, including recent developments in his discussions with the Chinese government on behalf of the Dalai Lama. He also offered his assessment of the evolution of Chinese policy and statements on Tibet.

Prior to assuming his current post, Gyari worked closely with the Dalai Lama on a number of important issues ranging from religious affairs to communication with the international community. Prior to entering into the world of high-level political activity, Gyari founded the Tibetan Youth Congress and Tibetan Review, the first English-language journal published by Tibetans living abroad.