Upcoming Tibet Talks:

  • Tibet Talks Europe #7:

    Implications of Minister Wang Yi visit to Europe,  on Tibet

    30 September, 10:00 – 11:00 CET


    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi embarked on a European diplomatic tour during the last week of August, making stops in Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, France, and Germany.

    How do MPs from the countries where Minister Wang Yi visited, appreciate the visit? What does Minister Wang Yi’s visit mean for EU-China relations, and for effective diplomacy on Tibet?

    This episode of Tibet Talks Europe will explore these questions with panelists from France, Norway and the Netherlands.

    The livestream on 30 October will be shown here, and on ICT Brussels facebook page.

  • Tibet Talks Europe #8:

    In conversation with Barbara Demick, author of ‘Eat the Buddha’



    In ‘Eat the Buddha, the Story of Modern Tibet through the people of one town, Barbara Demick chronicles the Tibetan tragedy from Ngaba, a defiant town on the eastern edge of the Tibetan Plateau where dozens of Tibetans have set themselves on fire since 2009.

    On the occasion of the Europe release of ‘Eat the Buddha’ in October, Christa Meindersma, director Advocacy at ICT Europe, will interview Barbara Demick about what inspired her to write this thorough historical account about Ngaba, her interaction with the main characters whose lives she describes, and her views on contemporary Tibet.

    The date of this episode of Tibet Talks Europe will be announced soon!

Past Tibet Talks

Tibet Talks Europe #6: Interview: The Sweet Requiem

25 september

In this interview with Tenzing Sonam, ICT’s Christa Meindersma asks filmmaker Tenzing Sonam about the making of the film: The Sweet Requiem.

The Sweet Requiem tells the story of a young, exile Tibetan woman who unexpectedly sees a man from her past, long-suppressed memories of her traumatic escape across the Himalayas are reignited, and she is propelled on an obsessive search for reconciliation and closure.

What compelled Tenzing to write and direct this film, together with filmmaker Ritu Sarin? Why is it so important for Tibetans to tell this story?

Enjoy this Q&A with filmmaker Tenzing Sonam, and find out!

Tibet Talks Europe #5: Nederlandse parlementsleden dringen aan op ongehinderde toegang tot Tibet

15 juni

Tijdens deze 5de editie van Tibet Talks Europe gaat Pim van Galen in gesprek met @MartijnvanHelvert (CDA) over het belang van toegang tot Tibet, en hoe dit leeft in #Europa na de eerste sancties tegen China in de VS. Van Helvert wil met een kleine groep Europese landen sancties treffen tegen Chinese officials die toegang tot Tibet direct tegenwerken.


Tibet Talks Europe #4: Viering 85 jaar Dalai Lama!

6 July

ICT Europe organiseerde op 6 juli 2020, samen met de Tibetaanse gemeenschap in Nederland en de Tibet Support Groep (TSG), een feestelijke bijeenkomst voor alle vrienden van Tibet en donateurs van ICT!

Tijdens de viering gingen wij in gesprek met Erica Terpstra en Michiel van Walt van Praag, hoorden wij de prachtige muziek van Namgyal Lhamo, en kregen we een speciaal optreden van Tibetaanse kinderen in Nederland.

Tibet Talks Europe #3: Live panel on EU-China relations and Tibet: How much space for human rights during the German EU-presidency?

30 June

From 1 July 2020 on, Germany will hold the EU Presidency for the following six months. What should Berlin and the EU aim to achieve in terms of the situation in Tibet? How should a more assertive, united and ambitious EU policy look like?

Tibet Talks Europe #2: Rondetafelgesprek over het Nederlandse Tibetbeleid

22 Juni

Op de dag de Tweede Kamer debatteert over het Nederlandse China-beleid, ging Pim van Galen in gesprek met parlementsleden Martijn van Helvert (CDA), Bram van Ojik (GroenLinks), en Christa Meindersma (ICT-Europe) over de gevolgen van de Nederlandse China-strategie voor Tibet.

Tibet Talks Europe #1: China’s place in the post COVID-19 world and its consequences for Tibet

16 June

This panel explored the contours of a post-Corona Tibet and its implications for meaningful engagement of European countries with China over Tibet.

More Tibet Talks Europe episodes will be announced soon!

Ask questions on ICT’s Facebook page during the events or email your questions:  ICTEUROPE@SAVETIBET.NL