Ms. Lobsang Yangtso was born in Kham, Tibet. Once in India, enrolled in Tibetan Schools, thereafter completed her Bachelors in English Literature and subsequently, Masters in International Studies from Stella Maris College, Chennai. Soon after she went to Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi for M.Phil in Chinese Studies, at Centre for East Asian Studies, followed by Ph.D studies at the same University. Recently Ms. Yangtso successfully submitted her Ph.D thesis on “China’s Environmental Security Policies in Tibet: Implications to India, 2001-2013”.
Lobsang Yangtso now started work as a Research and Campaign Assistant to Tibet Third Pole, International Tibet Network. In the past, she worked as a Research Associate at the Centre for China Analysis and Strategy, New Delhi and interned at the Environment and Development Desk of Tibet Policy Institute, CTA Dharamsala previously. At both these places, she has contributed immensely in shaping the agenda and discourse around the subjects on China-Tibet dialogue.
As an academic invested in research and studies, Ms. Lobsang has published articles in various journals on her work. She has also participated and presented, a number of papers at international/national seminars and conferences at Dharamsala, Delhi, Gwalior, Copenhagen, and Norway. Extending her expertise and the strong desire to acquire knowledge from others, she has been part of summer schools and workshops such as the ‘Fletcher Summer Institute for the Advance Study on Nonviolent Conflict’ at Tufts University- US, and the summer school on ‘Human Rights, Minorities, and Diversity Management’ at the Institution for Minority Rights, European Academy, in Bozen, Italy.
Ms. Yangtso continues to spend her time in research works and also as a mentor to many young Tibetan students in Delhi. Her pursuit in academic works on Tibet and China, especially concerning the Environment and the geo-politics around has given her a voice to reckon with in the community, when it comes to deliberations/discourse around these issues.