Former President of the Central Tibetan Administration

Lobsang Sangay is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and a Senior Visiting Fellow at East Asian Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School. He was a democratically elected Sikyong (President) of the Central Tibetan Administration and served two terms (2011-21). Dr. Sangay completed his BA and LLB from Delhi University and pursued LLM and SJD ‘04 at Harvard Law School. Dr. Sangay received Yong K. Kim’ 95 Memorial Prize for excellence in dissertation and contributions to the understanding of East Asia at the Harvard Law School. During his time at Harvard, he organized seven rounds of meetings/conferences between Tibetan and Chinese scholars at Harvard, most notably, the first ever meeting between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and 25 Chinese scholars and students. He was selected as one of the twenty-four Young Leaders of Asia by the Asia Society (2006). He spoke at international forum such as Forum 2000, Halifax Security Forum, and Oxford Union. He has written numerous Op-eds in major newspapers including Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and appeared on many international TV networks like BBC and CNN. He was profiled by New York Times, CNN (Asia) and other international news media. He was awarded the Gold Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Public Discourse, College Historical Society (CHS), Trinity College, Dublin (2014) and Salisbury University Presidential Medal for Distinguished Community Leadership (2015).  He has visited various capitals and parliaments around the world and played an important role in the passage of the Tibetan Policy and Support Act 2020 by the United States Government. He was most recently a lecturer at the Harvard Law school in the Fall of 2022, teaching a class on China and Tibet and presently teaching a reading group on Tibet at the Harvard Kennedy School. He will be teaching in the Fall of 2023.