Salt Lake City: Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay was welcomed at Salt Lake City by the President of the Utah Tibetan Association and Tibetan community members on Tuesday.
Sikyong began his visit with an interview to Terry Gildea (News Director) with KUER 90.1.
Later in the evening, Sikyong delivered a talk at S.J Quinney Law School (University of Utah) organised by the Global Institute of Justice and Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah. The talk was attended by law students, faculty at the law schools, and Tibetan community members.
In his address, Sikyong reflected on his days at Harvard law school, his inspiration to study law and his career. He also gave a legal and historical overview of Tibet as an independent nation and gave insights into the current situation of Tibet. Sikyong answered questions related to global justice, international court of justice and dialogue with the Chinese government.
He met with Lieutenant governor Greg Bell, Governor Herbert’s Chief of Staff and many other dignitaries. Sikyong specially met with local community members involved in the “Tibetan Resettlement Program” of Salt Lake City. He extended his gratitude for the local community’s support. The event was also covered by Salt Lake Tribune.
Sikyong then gave a separate talk for the local Tibetan community. He acknowledged the work done by community members and association board members. This was followed by a question and answer session.
Report filed by: Rinchen Phuntsok, Salt Lake City