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.

Host:

Mati Bernabei, Board of Directors, Canada Tibet Committee

Moderator:    

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:      

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

Discussant:

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.

RSVP