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Rowell Fund for Tibet Announces Grants to Projects on Education, Elderly Care, Photography, and Archival Initiatives

January 26, 2018

The Rowell Fund for Tibet’s Board of Advisors has decided to award funds for 2018 to six projects that deal with Education, Elderly Care, Photography, and Archival of Tibet heritage documents. The Fund will award $37,320 to applicants for projects throughout Asia in memory of lifelong Tibet supporters, Galen and Barbara Rowell, who died in a plane crash in 2002.

The Fund received 34 applications from Tibetans in Tibet and outside for this grant cycle.

“It is nice to be part of this hugely beneficial program that honors the legacy of our friends and family, Galen and Barbara and their contributions to the survival and thriving of Tibetan culture and environment,” said Bob Palais, a member of the Board of Advisors of Rowell Fund for Tibet.

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Australia Tibet Council’s New Report on Increased Chinese Influence in Australian Policy on Tibet and Dalai Lama

September 14, 2017

A new report by the Australia Tibet Council finds an increased Chinese influence in Australia’s political and educational institutions, leading to the Australian Government’s diminished engagement on Tibet. The report finds that the Australian silence on Tibet is notable, with not a single public statement issued for nearly a decade, and with no Australian Prime Minister meeting the Dalai Lama since 2009 although he has visited the country five times during that period.

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The Dalai Lama visit to Washington, DC, June 12-16

June 10, 2016 Media Advisory The Dalai Lama is visiting Washington, DC, from June 12-16, with an itinerary opening with a public talk at American University’s Bender Arena on June 13 and a dialogue with young people from 13 countries facing conflict and violent extremism at the United States Institute of Peace. Details of main […]

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International Delegation of Parliamentarians to observe Tibetan elections in exile in India

March 18, 2016

Dharamsala – A delegation of Parliamentarians and former MPs arrived today in Dharamshala, India, to observe the Tibetan elections in exile, which will take place on Sunday March 20.

Tibetans in exile (around 150,000 living in over 30 countries) elect every five years both the political leader of the Central Tibetan Administration (Sikyong) and the Members of the Parliament in exile (45 seats) in two rounds. The preliminary elections took place on October 18, 2015. For the position of Sikyong two candidates will be competing this year, the incumbent Lobsang Sangay and the Speaker of the Parliament Penpa Tsering, while for the Parliament in exile 94 candidates are competing.

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