Economic Studies of Tibet Series | Upcoming Events

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Economic Studies of Tibet Series of the Tibet Governance Project welcomes:

DR. ANDREW M. FISCHER

Associate Professor of Development Studies, International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Public Lecture on Thursday April 9, 2015

Workshop on Employment on Friday April 10, 2015

Film Screening:  Yartsa Rinpoche on Friday April 10, 2015

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PUBLIC LECTURE ON TIBET’S ECONOMY:

Economic Perspectives on Development in Tibet:  Effects of Subsidization under the Hu-Wen Administration

Thursday, April 9, 2015

5pm – 6:30pm

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street NW Room B14 (Please note that venue has been moved from Rm 214 to B14)
Washington, DC 20052

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WORKSHOP ON EMPLOYMENT:

Preferential Practices and Employment in Tibet:  
A Study of the Dynamics of Public Employment and Tibetan-Medium Education

Dr. Andrew M. Fischer
Associate Professor of Development Studies, International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Moderator:  Dr. Tashi Rabgey, Research Professor of International Affairs

Friday, April 10, 2015

3pm – 5pm

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street NW, Room 308
Washington, DC 20052

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FILM SCREENING

7c36395e-25cf-492f-8cc0-7b1074471920“Yartsa Rinpoche, The Precious Caterpillar”

Friday, April 10, 2015

6pm

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street NW, Room B12
Washington, DC 20052

Directed by Dorje Tsering Chenaktsang. Cordyceps sinensis (in Tibetan, Yartsa-gunbu) has been called “Tibet’s golden worm” and “The Viagra of the Himalayas.” When it was discovered 30 years ago as a natural remedy, it became a boon to Tibetan nomads. Today, some nomadic Tibetan communities bring in as much as 80% of their income collecting it. Yartsa Rinpoche follows Darlo, an elder in the Amdo region, who with his family forms a group of 30 that treks 800 kilometers to collect the “worm,” while exploring its larger implications. In Tibetan; English subtitles. 101 min.


showphoto.viewDr. Andrew Fischer is a leading specialist on the economics of contemporary Tibet. He is currently a convener of the MA in Social Policy for Development at Institute for Social Studies, in which he leads teaching on poverty studies, population, social policy, inclusive development, and development economics. A development economist by training, he has been involved in researching in development studies or in developing countries for over twenty-five years. Beyond his regional specialization on Tibet, he has also dealt with inclusive development strategies to combat poverty, inequality, and social exclusion in both China and India. A major focus of his current research are the challenges of redistribution in contemporary development. He has published widely on subjects related to China’s development and on the international development agenda more generally. He earned a PhD in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and an MA in Economics from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Co-sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and Machik
The Tibet Governance Project advances scholarship, research, and new perspectives on key issues of governance and public policy in contemporary Tibet. The program promotes research initiatives and program activities that produce fresh insights, analyses, and approaches to understanding the social, economic and institutional challenges confronting the Tibetan region.