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Celebrating 25 Years of Modern Tibetan Studies

In the fall of 1999, the Modern Tibetan Studies Program at Columbia University became the first academic program dedicated to modern Tibet. Our Twenty-Year Report details our ongoing work and vision in serving as a "hub" for Tibetan Studies and its engagement with the wider public. In 2024, we are celebrating our 25th Anniversary with a wide range of films, guest speakers, and workshops. Click on "Events" to learn more -- and stay tuned for a special series to be hosted in-person and online this fall!

Selected Publications

Book cover with old photo of nun and title

The Sakya Jetsunmas: The Hidden World of Tibetan Female Lamas

Elisabeth A. Benard
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Modern Tibetan Literature and Social Change

Lauran Hartley
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The Tenth Karmapa & Tibet's Turbulent Seventeenth Century

Gray Tuttle
Karl Debreczeny