The Canada China Free Trade Agreement and Tibet

Canada Tibet Committee and the UBC Himalaya Program invite you to a Workshop and Discussion Forum exploring human rights implications of the Canada-China Free Trade Agreement, in particular in relation to Tibet.

Workshop participants will look at the Canada-China Free Trade Agreement through a human rights lens, with attention to Tibet as a case example. The discussion will consider how increased trade between Canada and China could potentially affect the human rights of Tibetans.  Speakers will propose possible responses to those impacts.

A draft discussion paper will be distributed as background for the workshop.

RSVP for the event here.


MATI BERNABEI, Board of Directors, Canada Tibet Committee


SARA SHNEIDERMAN, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs/Institute of Asian Research, Himalaya Program Research & Outreach Coordinator, UBC

Speakers include:      

MICHAEL BUCKLEY: Author, specializing in the Himalayan region and Southeast Asia

PITMAN POTTER: Professor of Law and Director of Chinese Legal Studies at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC

KUNCHOK YAKLHA: Research Coordinator, Canada Tibet Committee


TSERING SHAKYA: Canadian Research Chair in Religion and Contemporary Society in Asia at the Institute for Asian Research, Himalaya Program Speaker Series & Language Program Coordinator, UBC

Refreshments will be served.

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