Inside JGU 2019 - Issue 4 (April)

Office of International Affairs & Global Initiatives and IIHEd hosts seminar on Youth for Change & Peace

The Office of International Affairs & Global Initiatives and International and IIHEd hosted a seminar on Youth for Change & Peace by the Mr. Tenzing Jigme, Tibetan Activist, President of Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) on 26 April 2019 at JGU.

About the Speaker

Mr. Jigme is a Tibetan activist and current President of Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), the largest NGO in exile. Born in Kathmandu Nepal, he finished his early education from St.Joseph’s School North Point Darjeeling and high school from Baldwins Methodist College. After High School, he left for the United States to pursue his further education and graduated from the University of Colorado in Denver.

In 2007, he moved to Minnesota and he was elected as the Vice president of the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress chapter from 2009-2011 and then President from 2011-2013. In May 2013 he was elected as the President of the Tibetan Youth Congress, since then he left the United States to work at the headquarters of Tibetan Youth Congress in Dharamsala. TYC has over 88 Chapters and 35,000 members worldwide.

He has traveled across the world to many countries including the United Kingdom, Denmark, France, Belgium, Spain, the United States, and Taiwan to attend conferences and speak on the issue of Tibet. As an organizer, he also conducts workshops on leadership, non-violence and media training for the youth.