The Future of Tibet: Does It Have One?

In response to Chi­na’s vig­or­ous crack­down on Tibet (see this pho­to­jour­nal­ism account), a group of experts were con­vened to dis­cuss Tibet and its future. The pan­elists includ­ed Robert Thur­man (famed Bud­dhism schol­ar at Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty), John Ken­neth Knaus (Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty), John Tkacik (Senior Research Fel­low at The Her­itage Foun­da­tion), and Amit A. Pandya (Hen­ry L. Stim­son Cen­ter). You can lis­ten in on the dis­cus­sion here — MP3iTunesWeb Site.

On a relat­ed note, Chi­na shut down YouTube dur­ing its Tibetan crack­down, offer­ing proof of a sim­ple point made in MIT’s Tech­nol­o­gy Review: “Web 2.0 tools can seem at times like vehi­cles for the self-absorbed, but the fear that they inspire in oppres­sive gov­ern­ments is a pow­er­ful demon­stra­tion of how use­ful and vital they can be.”

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