SFT welcomes new Executive Director

On behalf of the Students for a Free Tibet International Board of Directors and staff, I am thrilled to announce the appointment of Dorjee Tseten as the new Executive Director of SFT.

He has dedicated his life to promoting Tibetan freedom and human rights, and for over seven years, he has been on staff of Students for a Free Tibet. Dorjee Tseten first joined the organization as the Campaigns Director of SFT India in 2010, before being promoted to the role of National Director of SFT India. Dorjee Tseten became part of the Students for a Free Tibet International staff in 2013 when he took on the role of SFT Asia Director. Last year, he was elected to serve as a member of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile.

Dorjee Tseten brings with him to the role of Executive Director a wide range of skills, unique vision, and an unflagging commitment to the Tibetan freedom struggle. Born in a Tibetan refugee settlement in India and educated in Gujarat, his activism and advocacy for Tibet have since brought him throughout India and around the world, leading trainings, talks, meetings with global leaders, and nonviolent direct actions with thousands of Tibetan youth and Tibet supporters across continents.

As Dorjee Tseten begins his tenure as Executive Director, the Board would like to express our deepest gratitude to Pema Yoko. Pema has served as the Interim Executive Director, and, after a much-deserved break, Pema will be returning to her previous position as SFT Deputy Director. She has provided steady leadership and continuous inspiration for SFT members and the movement at large, helping SFT to evolve and grow as we train the next generation of youth leadership to work for social justice.

Please join me in welcoming Dorjee Tseten to New York and in celebrating the start of his tenure as Executive Director. Please also consider supporting the critical work of the entire Students for a Free Tibet team by making a tax-deductible donation today: https://sfthq.cc/SupportTibetToday

We hope you can welcome Dorjee Tseten in person as well at one of our many upcoming events, such as SFT Action Camp XVIII, starting today in Düsseldorf, Germany, or Art for Tibet 7 on September 6th in New York City.


In solidarity,

Kelly Turley
Chair, Students for a Free Tibet International Board of Directors

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