Tibet's Troubles

TUE, JUN 24, 2008 (1:19:08)

Thomas Laird and Robert Thurman provide entertaining, outspoken and informative opinions on the Dalai Lama and the problems confronting Tibet vis-a-vis China. Laird is the author of The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama. Thurman is the author of Why the Dalai Lama Matters. Both authors are scholars on Tibet and the Dalai Lama. Their differing viewpoints offer keen insight into this regional conflict. This event is co-sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book.

+ BIO: Robert Thurman

Scholar, author, former Tibetan Buddhist monk, co-founder with Richard Gere of Tibet House in New York City, a close personal friend of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, and father of five children including the actress, Uma Thurman, Robert Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University. Time magazine named him one of the "25 Most Influential Americans." He has lectured all over the world; his charisma and enthusiasm draw packed audiences.

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