quinta-feira, 31 de março de 2011

Eleição para Novo Líder Político - 2011 Kalon Tripa Candidates - Candidatos a Primeiro Ministro

Tashi Wangdi, 64, has a BA in Political Science and Sociology from Durham University. He has served as Representative of the Dalai Lama to Europe since April 2005. He has previously served as His Holiness' representative in New Delhi. Mr. Wangdi has served the Tibetan government-in-exile since 1966, starting as a junior officer and rising to the highest rank of Kalon (Cabinet Minister). As a Kalon, he at one time or another was head of the major ministries, including the Department of Religion and Culture, Department of Home, Department of Education, Department of Information and International Relations, Department of Security, and Department of Health. Mr. Wangdi describes himself as a civil servant. Official Candidate, Facebook.

Tenzin N. Tethong, 62, is a Distinguished Fellow at Stanford University. He teaches in the History Department and the Continuing Studies Program, and is an Executive Committee member of CCARE (Center for Compassion & Altruism Research and Education), an initiative of the Stanford School of Medicine within the Stanford Institute for Neuro-Innovation and Translational Neurosciences.Mr. Tethong is a former Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New York and Special Representative of His Holiness in Washington, D.C. He has played a key role in the formation of several Tibetan initiatives, foundations and organisation in the U.S. and Canada.In 1980, he headed the Second Delegation of Tibetan exiles sent by the Tibetan government to tour Tibet and China. In 1990, he was one of the first Kalon serving for five years in Dharamsala. Official Candidate, Facebook.

Lobsang Sangay, 43, completed his B.A. (Honors) and LLB from Delhi University. Lobsang Sangay earned his Doctorate in law, and LL.M from Harvard University. His dissertation was on ‘Democracy and History of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile from 1959-2004’. He is currently a visiting Research Fellow at East Asian Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School. Dr. Lobsang Sangay organized five conferences between Chinese and Tibetan scholars, including a meeting between the Dalai Lama and thirty-five Chinese scholars at Harvard University in 2003. In 2007, he was selected as one of the twenty-four Young Leaders of Asia by the Asia Society and a delegate to the World Justice Forum in Vienna, where top legal experts and judges from around the world congregate. He coordinates the Tibetan Nutritional Project aiding dozen schools in India. Official Candidate, Facebook.