Robert Barnett

Director of Modern Tibetan Studies, Columbia University

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Adjunct Professor in Contemporary Tibetan Studies at Columbia University and Director of its Modern Tibetan Studies Program and co-author of Tibetan Modernities: Notes from the Field on Cultural and Social Change

Robert Barnett on KCRW

The Dalai Lama, in exile from Tibet, has shaken up the government of Mainland China once again.

Communist China Orders Dalai Lama to Reincarnate

The Dalai Lama, in exile from Tibet, has shaken up the government of Mainland China once again.

from To the Point

The  latest massive earthquake  — magnitude 6.9 -- struck a remote area of western China today, a region populated mostly by Tibetans.

Major Earthquake Strikes Dalai Lama's Hometown

The latest massive earthquake — magnitude 6.9 -- struck a remote area of western China today, a region populated mostly by Tibetans.

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President Obama welcomed the  Dalai Lama  to the White House today.

Dalai Lama: Political Leader or Pop Icon?

President Obama welcomed the Dalai Lama to the White House today.

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