Traditional Tibetan Food, Momo, and beverages will be served!
Held by East Asia Policy Association (EAPA) at Georgetown University, this event aims to share insights on social and developmental issues in Tibet. With a geography at Himalayan region and long history of Buddhism, Tibet is facing unique series of social issues and challenges in development and community capacity building. At the event, speakers will talk about projects and efforts through Machik to encourage social innovation and community services; moreover, speaker will give a deep analysis on specific social issues faced by the Tibetan community, ranging from education to gender equality.
Losang Rabgey, Machik
Losang Rabgey is the co-founder and Executive Director at Machik, a nonprofit dedicated to social innovation in Tibet through educational development and capacity building. She was recognized by Harvard Law School as hourees for “Woman Inspiring Change” in 2018; She was also recognized by the National Geographic Society as one of eight Emerging Explorer for her work on promoting gender equality and bridging cultural divides. She has been described as a zealous advocate and an inspiration to those around her.
Tashi Rabgey, Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University
Co-founder of Machik, Tashi Rabgey is also a research professor of International Affairs at George Washington University, specializing in Chinese constitutionalism and legal pluralism, public policy and governance in Tibet and Sino-Tibetan affairs. She is now directing the Tibet Governance Lab (TibetGovLab), which is a research initiative providing updates, reviews, research briefs, commentaries, and discussions on the diversity of issues raised by the challenges of governance in contemporary Tibet.