Conference of North American Tibetan university students
Monday, 23 July 2007, 9:28 a.m.
Dharamshala: The Office of Tibet, New York is organizing a North American Tibetan University Students’ conference at Garrison Institute, New York, from 13 to 15 October, coinciding with the visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the city.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will address the gathering on the concluding day of the conference on 15 October.
The two-and-half-day conference seeks to bring together Tibetan university students in the United States and Canada, with the goal of providing a forum to lay the foundation to develop a Tibetan student support system through a strong and community-minded network.
The conference also seeks to emphasize the importance of an in-depth understanding of current realities in Tibet and one’s own responsibility.
It will also reflect on career planning with long-term consideration of the individual and community interests, in light of educational opportunities available in North America.
Prominent Western and Tibetan resource persons are expected to address the conference.
The conference is also opened to students who graduated recently in May/June session from colleges and universities in North America.
A recent study carried out by office of New York showed that currently there are 463 Tibetan students undergoing undergraduate studies in various colleges and universities in 37 States in the United States and five provinces in Canada. There are also over 50 Tibetan students undergoing graduate studies in the United States and Canada.
The Garrison Institute is located in the outskirts of New York in Garrison town, at a distance of one- hour-fifteen-minutes by metro north from Grand Central terminal of New York City.
The registration for the conference will be restricted to 150 participants till 30 September and enrollment for the conference is on first-come, first-serve basis.
Report filed by Office of Tibet, New York