The Democracy Forum upcoming webinar
‘Tibet: new socio-political developments in an international context’
Thursday October 22, 2-4pm BST

Recent events in Tibet have intensified the ongoing dispute over the region’s legal status. While the People’s Republic of China claims that Tibet is an integral part of China, the Tibetan government-in-exile asserts that it is an independent state under unlawful occupation.
To debate the status of Tibet and the current situation – including China’s (recent) social stability and security measures in the region, campaigns to Sinicize Tibetan Buddhism and the latest findings on military-style training and labour transfer that have raised questions about comparison to the Xinjiang model, as well as the issue of continued Chinese encroachment into India and Nepal – The Democracy Forum welcomes a panel of distinguished speakers:
Dr Lobsang Sangay, President of Central Tibetan Administration
Apa Lhamo, PhD Research Candidate, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University,
Kate Saunders, Independent specialist researcher and writer
and
Tim Loughton MP, Co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Tibet, who presented a ‘Ten Minute Rule Bill’, which aims to emulate the ‘Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act’ that passed through the US Congress with cross-party support.

Please join us for a live debate that will address political, social and religious issues in this much discussed region.