Conference Sessions

DAY 1 – Friday, 15 September 2017
Inaugural Ceremony – 9:00 AM – 11: 00 AM
MCMr. Karma Sithar, HoD Department Art.
VenueAcademic Auditorium
  • Recitation of long life prayer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and offering of traditional tea and rice.
  • Address by Guest of Honour
  • Address by Chief Guest
Plenary Session – I ( 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM)
Plenary SpeakerMr. Thubten Samphel, Director, Tibetan Policy Institute, Central Tibetan Administration – Dharamshala
Moderators:Mr. Tenzing Sangpo, Vice Principal-DLIHE

Geshe Dorjee Gyurme, HoD, Research Section-DLIHE

Venue:Academic Auditorium

12:10 PM – 12:30PM:Ms. Dawa Dolma, Researcher and Master in Political Science from Central European University, Budapest – Hungary
Topic:Survival and Revival of Tibetan Ethnic Identity in Exile
Moderators: Mr. TenzinG Sangpo & Geshe Dorjee Gyurme
12:40 PM – 01:00 PM:Geshe. Lobsang Ngodup, Lecturer in Tibetan Language
Moderators:Geshe Dorjee Gyurme & Mr. Tenzin Sangpo
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM Lunch Break
Plenary Session – II ( 02:00 PM – 02:30 PM)
Plenary Speaker:Mr. Tashi Tsering, Tibetan Historian and Director, Amnye Machen Institute – Dharamsala
Moderators:Acharya Tabsang, Lecturer of Tibetan History – DLIHE
Mr. Tenzin Rigsang, Lecturer of Political Science – DLIHE
Venue:Academic Auditorium
02:30 PM – 03:00 PM Networking Break
 03:00 PM – 03:20 PM: Mr. PinakieKansabanik, Author – New Delhi
TopicMigration and the Tibetan Cause
ModeratorsGeshe Tenzin Celon &  Ms. Tsephel Chonzom
03:20 PM – 03:40 PM:Mr. Adruk Kunchok, Lecturer in Tibetan Poetry – DLIHE
Moderators:Geshe Tenzin Celon & Ms. Tsephel Chonzom
03:40 PM – 04:00 PMMr. TsheringThondup,Director with 3C Focus Risk Consulting – New Delhi
TopicSocial Security Network for Tibetans in India
ModeratorsGeshe Tenzin Celon & Ms. Tsephel Chonzom
DAY 2 – Saturday, 16 September 2017
Plenary Session – III ( 09:00 AM – 09:30 PM)
Plenary Speaker:Dr. Dorjee Rabten Nesher, MD, Chief Medical Officer,
Men-TseKhang – Bangalore Division
Moderators:Acharya Chogyal Tashi, HoD, Tibetan Department – DLIHE
Ms. Tenzin Lamsang, Lecturer of English – DLIHE
Venue:Academic Auditorium
09:30 AM – 10:00 AM Networking Break
10:00 AM – 10:20 AM:Suresh Subba,Researcher – University of North Bengal
TopicTibetans in Darjeeling: A Profile
Moderators:Mr. Tapsang & Ms Tenzin Lamsang
10:00 AM – 10:20 AM:Dickey Choden, PhD candidate – Tamil Nadu University
Topic:Problems of Young Tibetan Students Migrant
in Bangalore
Moderators:Geshe Kalsang A & Mr. Dawa Tsering
10:20 AM – 10:40 AM:Mr. Tenzin Jinpa,Lecturer in Computer Science – DLIHE
TopicDigitization of Tibetan Language: Font Conversion
ModeratorsMr. Tapsang & Ms Tenzin Lamsang
10:20 AM – 10:40 AM:Ms. RuhamaThejus’Lecturer in Geography -DLIHE
TopicSocial Capital among Tibetans in Exile; Nurturing a Tibetan Identity in India
ModeratorsGeshe Kalsang A & Mr Dawa Tsering
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM:Phupu Wangdui, Researcher – University of North Bengal
Topicibetan Muslims in the Eastern Himalayas: A Focus on Their Culture, Politics, and Identity Issues
ModeratorsMr. Tapsang & Ms Tenzin Lamsang
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM:Dr. Swapna Mitra, Assistant Professor-W.B. Govt. College
Topic:Struggle for Tibetan Identity
Moderators:Geshe Kalsang A & Mr Dawa Tsering
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM Networking Break
11:20 AM – 11:40 AM:GesheNimaWangchuk,Lecturer in Buddhist Philosophy, – DLIHE
Topic:ཕྲ་རྡུལ་དང་གསལ་རིག་གི་ཉེར་ལེན་ལས་གཟུགས་སེམས་གཉིས་ཀྱི་བྱུང་ ཚུལ་གླེང་བ།
ModeratorsMr. Tsewang Paljor & Mr Andruk Kunchok
11:40 PM – 12:00 PM:Acharya Pema Tsewang, Lecturer in Tibetan – DLIHE
TopicTibetan Death Rites
ModeratorsMr. Choegyal Tashi & Ms Tenzin Choedon
12:00 PM – 12:20 PM:Arnav Keyur Anjaria, PhD Scholar, Centre for Human rights – University of Hyderabad
Topic‘TechnoReal’ Diasporas and ‘TechnoReal’ Coercions
Moderators:Mr. Tsewang Paljor & Mr Andruk Kunchok
12:00 PM – 12:20 PM:Dr M N Rajesh, Assistant Professor, Department of History – University of Hyderabad
TopicDiasporas as cultural ambassadors in a globalized India: Problems, Paradoxes and the silver lining of the future
ModeratorsMr. Choegyal Tashi & Ms Tenzin Choedon
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM Lunch Break
Plenary Session – IV ( 02:00 AM – 02:30 PM)
Plenary Speaker:Mr. Claude Arpi, Tibetalogist and Author,
Auroville – Pondicherry
ModeratorsMr. Karma Sither, HoD, B.A. Department – DLIHE
Mr. Passang Tsering, Lecturer, Tibetan Department -DLIHE
VenueAcademic Auditorium
02:30 PM – 03:00 Networking Break
Panel Discussion ( 03:00 PM )
Topic:Role of Education in Tibetan Identity Construction in Diaspora
Panel Speakers:Mr. Tashi Tsering
Dr. Dorjee RabtenNesher
Mr. Claude Arpi
Mr. Tenzing Sangpo
Ms. Anasuya Syam
ModeratorsDr. B. Tsering
DAY 3- Sunday, 17 September 2017
Plenary Session – V ( 09:00 AM – 09:30 PM)
Plenary Speaker:Prof. Yeshi Choedon, School of International Studies,
Jawaharlal Nehru University – New Delhi
Moderators:Mr.Dawa Tsering, HoD, B.Com Department – DLIHE
Mr. ChogyalTashi, HoD, Tibetan Department – DLIHE
Venue:Academic Auditorium
09:30 AM – 10:00 AM Networking Break
10:00 AM – 10:20 AM:AnasuyaSyam, Lawyer – Bangalore
Topic:Refugees or Citizens –
Identity in a Time of Legal Impermanence
Moderators:Mr. Chogyal Tashi & Ms Lobsang Kyizom
10:20 AM – 10:40 AM:Ms. Tenzin Sangmo, Lecturer of Economics- DLIHE
Topic:A Study on Green Book and its effect on the livelihood of Tibetan refugees
Moderators:Mr. Chogyal Tashi & Ms. Lobsang Kyizom
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM:Ranita Pal, PhD Candidate – Tamil Nadu University
Topic:Continuity and Change of Tibetan Lifestyle in Exile:
A comparative Study of Tibetan Settlement in Bylakuppe and Dharamsala
Moderators:Mr. Chogyal Tashi & Lobsang Kyizom
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM:Mr. LoyakTashi, Student, Tibetan Department -DLIHE
Moderators:Mr. Chogyal Tashi & Lobsang Kyizom