Lhadon Tethong is the Director of Tibet Action Institute and Co-Chair of the International Tibet Network, the global coalition of Tibet-related non-governmental organizations. She leads a team of technologists and human rights advocates in developing and advancing open-source communication technologies, nonviolent strategies, and innovative training programs for Tibetans and other groups facing heavy repression and human rights abuses. Lhadon was the Executive Director of Students for a Free Tibet, where she worked from 1999-2009, and a key leader in the global campaign to expose China’s repression in Tibet in the lead-up to, and during, the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. She received the first annual James Lawson Award for Nonviolent Achievement from the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict in 2011.

Last Updated: November 19, 2018



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