Modern Tibetan Studies Program Talks and Events, Spring 2011


Friday Feb 11, 12:30-2pm
Yoshiro Immaeda on his research work in Bhutan
At School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, Room 918
(420 W118th/Amsterdam Ave, Manhattan).


Saturday Feb 12, 10-12.30 noon
Alak Zenkar, Janet Gyatso, Matthew Kapstein, Sarah Jacoby, et al.
"Where to from here: Tibetan Studies after Gene Smith and Directions for the Future"
Followed by a Q&A session on the work of the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center
At 301 Philosophy Hall, main Columbia Campus (116th st and Broadway or Amsterdam )


Monday Feb 21, 6-7pm.
Robbie Barnett
"Hard to Swallow: China's Long Struggle to Incorporate Tibet." Club Picnic, at Café PicNic (Broadway between 101st and 102nd).


Thursday Mar 3, 12-130pm
Hu Shisheng, Senior Research Fellow, Director of the South Asia Department, China Institute for Contemporary International Relations (Beijing)
"Sino-India Relations: Reality and Prosperity".  At School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia, At School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, Room 918
(420 W118th/Amsterdam Ave, Manhattan).


Tuesday Mar 22, 12.15-1.45pm
Charlene Makley, Associate Professor of Asian Studies, Reed College
"Spectacular Compassion: 'Natural' Disaster and National Mourning in China's Tibet".
At School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, Room 918
(420 W118th/Amsterdam Ave, Manhattan).


Friday Mar 25, 3-5pm.
Discussion with Maria Lundberg and Prof Zhou Yong of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights at the University of Oslo, to discuss their research on implementation of the Regional National Autonomy Law and minority rights protection. 
By invitation. Contact Program Coordinator.


Monday Mar 28 12 noon-1:30pm
Panel Discussion with four scholars from Bhutan
Khenpo Phuntsok Tashi, National Museum of Bhutan 
Acharya Karma Rigzin, Institute of Language and Culture Studies
Dorji Penjore, The Centre for Bhutan Studies
Dr. Jagar Dorji, National Council of Bhutan
At School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, Room 918
(420 W118th/Amsterdam Ave, Manhattan)