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Lobsang Nyandak, President - the Tibet Fund

The Student Government Association is sponsoring a campus presentation by Mr. Lobsang Nyandak, President of The Tibet Fund and Former Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Americas. He will be on campus on Thursday, September 12 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 243, speaking about the Institution of the Dalai Lama. A Q&A period will follow the presentation from 1:30 to 2 p.m.

Faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Please contact Caitlin White at cwhite@harford.edu with any questions. HCC’s goal is to make all materials and services accessible. If you need disability-related accommodations to participate, please contact the Office of Student Life at 443-412-2628 at least 10 calendar days in advance.

Biography

Lobsang Nyandak Zayul is the President of The Tibet Fund, and has served in this capacity since July 2, 2017. Previously, Mr. Nyandak served as Executive Director of The Tibet Fund from September 2013 to July 1, 2017. He assumed the post of Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Americas in September 2008. 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, with 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 tracks and promotes human rights and democracy for Tibetans. Mr. Nyandak holds bachelor’s degrees in political science and education from Punjab University, Chandigarh, India.

Click here to view a 20-page booklet produced by The Tibet Fund entitled The Institution of the Dalai Lama that discusses its history and future.

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