National Press Club to Host "NEWSMAKER" Media Briefing on Efforts to Resolve Issue of Tibet Peacefully With Chinese Government With Lobsang Sangay, New Leader of Tibetan Government-In-Exile

Oct 26, 2011, 10:26 ET from National Press Club

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by the National Press Club:


DAY:  Wednesday, Nov. 2
TIME: 2 p.m.

National Press Club (HOLEMAN LOUNGE)
National Press Building
529 14th St. NW, 13th floor
Washington, D.C. 20045

New Tibetan Leader To Speak at Newsmaker 2 p.m., Nov. 2  

In his first public appearance in Washington since becoming the Kalon Tripa, or prime minister, of the Tibetan government-in-exile, Dr. Lobsang Sangay will speak at the National Press Club at a Newsmaker press conference organized with the International Correspondents Committee at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Holeman Lounge.

Sangay, a 43-year-old Harvard Law School graduate, will outline the priorities of his administration and efforts he is making to resolve the issue of Tibet peacefully with the Chinese government. He will also discuss the situation in Tibet where, according to the government-in-exile, nine Tibetans have set themselves on fire since March of this year to protest continued repression by the Chinese government. He will press the Chinese government to restore freedom and resolve the issue of Tibet through dialogue for the mutual benefit of the Tibetan and Chinese people. His appearance at the National Press Club comes a day before he will be testifying on Capitol Hill on Nov. 3.

Sangay was elected the new leader by Tibetans in 30 countries in elections in March. He assumed office of the Kalon Tripa following the decision by His Holiness The Dalai Lama earlier this year to relinquish all political power.  Sangay, who was born  in Darjeeling, India in 1968, is an expert in Tibetan law and international human rights law.

SOURCE National Press Club