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Reception on Capitol Hill to Honor Mr. Lodi Gyari

The International Campaign for Tibet held a reception in Russell Senate Office Building to honor Mr. Lodi Gyari, who retired as Executive Chairman of our Board, in December 2014. Participants included Democratic Leader Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Senator Mark Kirk, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Congressman Tom Emmer, Representative of H.H. the Dalai Lama, Kaydor Aukatsang; former US […]

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Personal words of gratitude from Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari

January 2, 2015

As Lodi Gyari retires from the International Campaign for Tibet he has written down his personal reflections on his time in Washington, D.C. and at ICT. We are pleased to share with you an excerpt from the introduction. The full report will be published on ICT’s website early in the next weeks.

It is with humility and gratitude that I present these parting thoughts to the staff, members, supporters and friends of the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT). You have been the backbone of this organization and ICT would not have succeeded without you being a part of this effort. For almost 25 years I worked concurrently at ICT and as Special Envoy for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and I relied heavily on your support and assistance in discharge of my duties.

Since it’s founding in 1988 the ICT team has devoted itself to supporting the Tibetan people and the vision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. I am honored to have played a leadership role in this endeavor, from the inception of the organization to the present day. Now as I step down as Executive Chair of ICT and from its Board of Directors, I cannot help but reflect on my work here with a deep sense of satisfaction in our accomplishments.

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My Personal Words of Gratitude

It is with humility and gratitude that I present these parting thoughts to the staff, members, supporters and friends of the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT). You have been the backbone of this organization and ICT would not have succeeded without you being a part of this effort. For almost 25 years I worked concurrently at ICT and as Special Envoy for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and I relied heavily on your support and assistance in discharge of my duties.

Since its founding in 1988 the ICT team has devoted itself to supporting the Tibetan people and the vision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. I am honored to have played a leadership role in this endeavor, from the inception of the organization to the present day. Now as I step down as Executive Chair of ICT and from its Board of Directors, I cannot help but reflect on my work here with a deep sense of satisfaction in our accomplishments.

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Where is China Heading on Tibet?

Remarks by Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari to the Council on Foreign Relations Washington, DC, April 23, 2012 You know that I have been leading the Tibetan delegation for the dialogue with the Chinese government for the last many years. But I am not here today to give you a report on my progress because there is […]

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A message from Lodi Gyari, Executive Chairman of the ICT Board of Directors

Dear Friends: I am writing as ICT Executive Chairman, at this critical time for Tibet, to share some personal reflections on our ICT Board discussions today, March 23, and to ask for your continued commitment to the Tibetan struggle. As you would expect, the ICT Board focused its attention on the terrible situation in Tibet, […]

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Message from Special Envoy of H.H. the Dalai Lama, Lodi Gyari

I am sending this circular concerning the changes in the Tibetan political governance and how these affect me and my work. As you are aware, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, in his far-sighted wisdom, has undertaken yet another step in empowering the Tibetan people by his devolution of his political authority to the elected Tibetan […]

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ABC Sunday Profile: Australian Radio Interview

JULIA BAIRD: Hello, I’m Julia Baird. Welcome to Sunday Profile. Surely one of the most curious and fascinating jobs on earth would be that of the Dalai Lama’s number one man in Washington. Lodi Gyari, also known as Gyari Rinpoche, is the special envoy of the revered Tibetan leader, the Dalai Lama, in the US. […]

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The Way Forward on Tibet: The Status of Discussions Between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Government of the People’s Republic of China

Remarks by Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari, Special Envoy of H.H. the Dalai Lama Institute of South Asian Studies, Singapore I would like to thank the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) for providing this opportunity to share my thoughts on the status of our discussions with the Chinese government in finding a political solution to the […]

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The Way Forward on Tibet: The Status of Discussions Between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Government of the People’s Republic of China

Remarks by Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari Special Envoy of H.H. the Dalai Lama at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C. I would like to thank the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for providing this opportunity to talk about the status of our discussions with the Chinese government following the Ninth Round […]

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Comments by Lodi Gyari Gyaltsen at a reception hosted by ICT for Tibetan Americans and Tibet supporters participating in Tibet Lobby Day 2010

On Monday, March 1 as part of the International Campaign for Tibet’s Lobby Day program ICT hosted a reception for the Lobby Day participants and friends of ICT. Lodi Gyari, Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Executive Chairman of ICT’s Board of Directors made remarks to the gathering the highlights of which […]

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Statement by Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Kasur Lodi Gyari, head of the delegation which visited China in January 2010

Envoy Kelsang Gyaltsen and I, accompanied by two members of our Task Force, Tenzin P. Atisha and Bhuchung K. Tsering, and Jigmey Passang from the Task Force Secretariat, visited China from January 26 to 31, 2010, for the ninth round of discussions with representatives of the Chinese leadership. This round was held after a gap […]

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Statement by the Dalai Lama’s Special Envoy, Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari, on the arrival of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Washington, DC

His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives in Washington, DC, for a five-day visit today during which he will meet Speaker Pelosi and other Congressional leaders. His Holiness has many years of personal close friendship with many members of Congress and he is greatly appreciative of the consistent and strong bipartisan support extended by the US […]

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Tibet at a Crossroads: The Current Status of Discussions Between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Government of the People’s Republic of China

Prepared Remarks by Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari Special Envoy of H.H. the Dalai Lama at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University I would like to thank the Institute of Politics of the Kennedy School of Government for providing this opportunity to discuss the current status of discussions between envoys of His Holiness the Dalai Lama […]

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Letter to editor: uninvited

It is no surprise that local Chinese diplomatic representatives objected to my participation at a dinner hosted by the Institute on Religion and Public Policy on Sept. 12 (“Religious leaders end 10-day trip to America,” World, Monday). While Chinese officials repeatedly object to perceived “interference in internal matters,” their own attempts to interfere with the […]

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Dalai Lama’s envoys hold press conference following talks

The Dalai Lama’s envoys reported back today on talks with officials from the United Front Work Department in Shenzhen, China, on Sunday [May 4]. Special Envoy Lodi Gyari, speaking to press in Dharamsala, India, after briefing the Dalai Lama, referred to the significance of a comment by Chinese President and Party Secretary Hu Jintao yesterday […]

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US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations testimony

Senate Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs Testimony of Mr. Lodi Gyari Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama April 23, 2008 Madame Chairwoman and members of the Committee, at this critical time for Tibet, I wish to express my appreciation to the Congress for its unwavering support for His Holiness the Dalai […]

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Seeking Unity Through Equality: The Current Status of Discussions Between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Government of the People’s Republic of China

Remarks as prepared for delivery by Lodi G. Gyari Special Envoy of H.H. the Dalai Lama at the Asia Centre, Paris I would like to thank the Asia Centre for inviting me to share my thoughts on the current status of discussions between representatives of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Chinese government on […]

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Testimony of Lodi G. Gyari, Special Envoy of H.H. the Dalai Lama

House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on Status of Tibet Negotiations March 13, 2007 Mr. Chairman: Thank you for inviting me to testify before your committee. Your decision to hold this hearing is a clear demonstration of how deeply members of this committee and the US Congress as a whole care about the issue of Tibet, […]

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