TPI Fellow

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Thubten Samphel (Director)

+91 8351886090 tsamphel@tibetpolicy.net

Thubten Samphel is currently the Director of the Tibet Policy Institute of the Central Tibetan Administration. He was formerly the secretary of the Department of Information and International Relations of the Central Tibetan Administration. He is also the author of a novel "Falling Through The Roof", a work of fiction.

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Tenzin Lekshay (Deputy Director)

+91 8851822990 tlekshay@tibetpolicy.net

Tenzin Lekshay was a recipient of Tibetan Scholarship Program from 2006 -2008 and graduated in International Relations from New York University. He studied MA Economics from Loyola College and BA Economics from Madras Christian College. He initially worked in the Department of Information and International Relations, Central Tibetan Administration. In 2008, he served as the Coordinator of the India-Tibet Coordination Office in Delhi. In 2011, he briefly worked in the Kashag Secretariat in Dharamshala. In 2012, he returned to Delhi and worked as the Media Coordinator at Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New Delhi. Over the years, he had coordinated and organized national and international conferences and programmes of Tibet Support Groups and Interfaith. Currently, he is working as the Deputy Director of Tibet Policy Institute.

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Zamlha Tempa Gyaltsen (Research Fellow)

+91 9882603715 tempa@tibetpolicy.net

Zamlha Tempa Gyaltsen is a researcher at the Environment and Development under the Department of Information and International Relations. He did his high school from Kodaikanal International School in 2001. He joined College for Higher Tibetan Studies-Sarah in 2006 and completed master degree in political science. He attended international conferences on climate and water issues. He is currently a research fellow at the Tibet Policy Institute.

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Tenzin Tseten (Research Fellow)

+91 9816123592 tseten83@tibetpolicy.net

Tenzin Tseten joined Central Tibetan Administration in 2007. He has been working as a researcher with Tibet Policy Institution since its inception in 2012. His area of research includes Chinese leadership and a particular interest in Tibetan leadership in the Chinese establishment. Currently, he is working on China’s institutionalization of Tibetan Buddhism and how the Party-state manages reincarnation system. He attended national and international conferences and workshops.

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Dr. Rinzin Dorjee (Research Fellow)

+91 9816668664 rinzin@tibetpolicy.net

Dr. Rinzin Dorjee has an M.A in Political Science from Madras Christian College in Chennai. He served as a PGT teacher for two years at TCV School, Gopalpur from 2005 to 2007. In 2008 he obtained an M.Phil. degree in South and South-East Asian studies from University of Madras and continued for a Ph.D program at the Department of Politics and Public Administration. He did his research on Policitcs and Administration of Tibetan Government in Exile: A Political Analysis in Perspective of Efficiency. He is currently a research fellow at the Tibet Policy Institute, researching on the Impacts of Infrastructure development in Tibet under People's Republic of China (PRC).

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Tenzin Dalha (Research Fellow)

+91 9882059845 dalha08@tibetpolicy.net

Tenzin Dalha obtained his M.Phil degree in Mass Communication from Department of Journalism and Communication of the University of Madras in 2014. His dissertation as part of his M.Phil degree is "Social Media and Rise of Arab Spring". Earlier he has worked as freelance journalist and contributor to several photography and documentary projects. He is currently a research fellow at the Tibet Policy Institute, doing research on social media and Tibet.

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Dr. Tenzin Desal(Research Fellow)

+91 7807149565 tenzindesal@tibetpolicy.net

He has done his early education from TCV Ladakh and completed his doctoral studies in Anthropology from the University of Mysore. Dr. Tenzin Desal is currently a research fellow at the Tibet Policy Institute, researching on “Development in Tibet and Ethnic Policy in China".

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Dr. Tenzin Tsultrim (Research Fellow)

+91 8894452031 tsultrim@tibetpolicy.net

After completing his Bachelor of Education in 2009, Dr. Tenzin Tsultrim pursued his M.Phil degree in historical studies from the Department of History of the University of Madras with a dissertation on India-China Relations (1914-1962) A Study. He then enrolled in a Ph.D programme from the same university and in 2015 submitted his Ph.D thesis on India-China Relations (1963-2010). Dr. Tenzin Tsultrim is currently a visiting fellow at the Tibet Policy Institute, researching on “Internal situation in China and its implication".

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Karma Tenzin (Research Fellow)

+91 9816037033 Karma5238@tibetpolicy.net

Karma Tenzin has M.Phil. in political science from Madras Christian College. He served as political science teacher at TCV School Gopalpur for five years. Currently he is research fellow at the Tibet Policy Institute.

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Dechen Palmo (Research Fellow)

+91 8628958310 dechen@tibetpolicy.net

Dechen Palmo is graduated from St. Joseph's College, Bangalore and then did her Post graduation from Stella Maris College, Chennai. In 2014 she obtained her M.Phil. Degree in International Relations from University of Madras, Chennai. Currently she is serving as a research fellow at the Tibet Policy Institute, researching on Tibetan Rivers..

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Bhuchung Dhargyal (Accountant)

+91 9816612814 tpiaccounts@tibet.net

Mr. Bhuchung Dhargyal is serving as the accountant cum project officer of the Tibet Policy Institute of the Central Tibetan Administration. He joined the civil service in 2010 and his first posting was in the Tibetan settlement office of Sataun in Himachal Pradesh. In 2013, he was appointed as the internal auditor of the Home Department where he served until his current posting at TPI.

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Tenzin Yeshi (Librarian)

+91 9882252998 communication@tibetpolicy.net

After joining Central Tibetan Administration in April 2013,  Tenzin Yeshi has been working as a librarian at the Tibet Policy Institute. He did his higher secondary school from Tibetan Children’s Village, Bylakuppe. After graduating from the Higher Tibetan Studies-Sarah, he joined Tibetan civil service in April 2013.