Gabriel Lafitte, an Australian is a public policy analyst who has worked with Tibetans for over 30 years, most recently as consultant to the Environment & Development Desk of Central Tibetan Administration. He has written on development models suitable for Tibet, resource exploitation, education and basic needs, poverty, urbanisation, and the ways Tibetans accommodate modernity without embracing colonisation. He recently retired from teaching Asian Studies at universities in Melbourne, Australia.
Gabriel Lafitte is currently in Dharamshala for two weeks. Taking this opportunity, Tibet Policy Institute convened two seminars, where he made presentations on ‘Erasing Tibetan Ethnic Identity from Chinese Citizenship: Will it happen? What are the consequences?’ on 22 March 2012 and ‘Representing Tibetan Environment and Development: What do we mean by our ten top key phrases?’ on 29 March 2012 respectively.
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To read more of his articles and presentations, visit his blog www.rukor.org