Tashi Rabgey was the first Tibetan Rhodes Scholar. A former UC Literary and Athletic Society president, she completed law degrees at Oxford and Cambridge, and earned a PhD at Harvard University. A Research Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Tibet Governance Project at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, she was named a Public Intellectual Program Fellow by the National Committee on US-China Relations and is currently writing a book about the need to reframe the Sino-Tibetan dispute. She has spent much of the past fifteen years working inside the region and has led the development of the TGAP Forum, a seven-year academic dialogue process on governance in Tibet with policy researchers of the Chinese State Council in Beijing as well as Harvard, UQÀM, and other global academic partners. With her sister, Losang Rabgey (BA 1993 UC), she is the cofounder of Machik, an organization that has supported the education and capacity building of thousands of young Tibetan women and men across Tibet.
Prof. Tashi Rabgey
(BA 1992 UC) (MA 1994 Oxford) (LLM 1995 Cambridge) (PhD 2011 Harvard)