SASNET/UPF seminar on India’s and China’s roles in Tibet

SASNET and the Association of Foreign Affairs in Lund (UPF) jointly organize a seminar on “Tibet as an (Inter)National Problem” – focusing on China’s and India’s respective roles in Tibet, on Wednesday 20 April 2016, at 19.00. The speaker is Dr. Dibyesh Anand, Associate Professor in International Relations and the Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster in London, UK. Venue: Café Athen, Sandgatan 2, Lund.
In his presentation, Dr. Anand describes the failed negotiations between Beijing government and the Dalai Lama; the change of leadership in China; the advancing age of the Dalai Lama; and the democratization process in the exile. He alsopoints out the desire of foreign powers to work with China due to its growing economic might, the unresolved border dispute between India and China, and other factors adding to the acuteness of the contested question of politics and geopolitics of Tibet. The lecture will highlight the key aspects of the contested Tibet question and analyse how changing dynamics of relations between China, India and the West are relevant and how these relations in turn get affected by the internal politics of Tibet.
In 2015, Dibyesh Anand held a well-attended SASNET seminar on Kashmir. More information.