MEET THE PRESS
|Date:||6 August 2009 (Thursday)|
Chemin du Petit Saconnex 7
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|Deadline:||31 July 2009 (Friday)|
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Mr. Chompel Balok
for Chinese & Tibetan
Prominent Tibetan and Chinese delegates will also be available for media interviews. We’ll be happy to assist you if you wish to interview the delegates. For brief biographies see below:
A political scientist, is a dissident, who now lives in New York.
Before coming into exile in the United States in 1989, Yan Jiaqi served as a political advisor to a former disposed Chinese Communist Party Secretary Zhao Ziyang and was one of the leading intellectuals supporting the student movement in 1989. Yan Jiaqi also served as Director of the Institute of Political Research of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).
He has written several books, which among others include, “Theory of Leadership” published in 1986 and “A Ten Year History of the Cultural Revolution,” the book he wrote in collaboration with his wife.
In exile, he became a member of the Chinese Constitutional Reform Association, an organization formally established in 2005. He is a strong proponent of the formation of a Federal Republic of China.
Chairperson of Taiwan Friends of Tibet
- Chairperson of Taiwan Friends of Tibet, an NGO.
- Media Manager and head of policy research department of Taiwan Solidarity Union, a political party (Jan. 2007- )
- Director, Research & Policy Department, Taiwan Advocates, a think tank (June 2002-Jan. 2007)
- Journalist, political and economics, TV & Newspapers, (1988-2002) Education
- MA, Environmental Studies, New York University, USA(1984-1986)
- BA, Journalism, National Cheng-chi University,(1978-1982)
Information Secretary Department of Information and International Relations Central Tibetan Administration
School-1964 to 1974, Dr. Graham's Home, Kalimpong
College-1975 to 1978, BA (Hons) at the St Stephen's College, Delhi University
1978 to 1980, MA History, Delhi University
1980 Tibetan Bulletin Editor at the Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR)
1985 Visited Tibet as part of the 4th Fact Finding Mission
1986 to 1987 Deputy Secretary at the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
1988 to 1989 Master of Science (MS) at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, New York
1989 to 1991 Tibetan Bulletin Editor at the DIIR
1991 to 1995 Joint Secretary at the Office of Tibet, New York
1995 to 1997 Tibetan Bulletin Editor at the DIIR
1997 Additional Secretary, DIIR
1999 onwards Information Secretary, DIIR
Thubten Samphel is the co-author of The Dalai Lamas of Tibet and the author of a novel Falling Through The Roof.
2008-present Representative of H. H. the Dalai Lama to Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States, Moscow -
2005-2008 Additional Secretary, Department of Information & International Relations, CTA, Dharamsala
1999-2005 Representative of H. H. the Dalai Lama to North & South Americas, Office of Tibet, New York
1997-1999 Joint Secretary, Department of Information & International Relations, CTA, Dharamsala
1992-1997 Representative of H. H. the Dalai Lama to Russia, CIS & Mongolia, Director of Tibet Culture & Information Center and Founder-Editor of Novasti Tibeta (News Tibet in Russian)
1987-1992 Deputy Secretary ( Political Affairs Assistant), Bureau of H. H. the Dalai Lama, New Delhi
Born in village Shingri in Tibet and brought up in India, Rabgyal studied in Tibetan School at Dalhousie. He has M.A. in Political Science from Delhi University, and Ph. D. in History of International Relations from Kiev State University, Ukraine in Soviet Union. Since 1982 he has been serving in Central Tibetan Administration of H.H. the Dalai Lama.
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