Dr. Tenzin Lhadon was born and raised in Dharamsala, India. She was educated at Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV) school and went on to pursue her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Chennai. Later, she joined Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi as a PhD student in the Centre for East Asian Studies. She completed her Ph.D.
under the supervision of Prof. Srikanth Kondapalli and successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis in July 2021. She is currently a Research Fellow at the Tibet Policy Institute (TPI), Dharamsala and her work focuses on Tibet, China’s relations with the US and EU, and Human Rights. She was also on the editorial team of Tibet Policy Journal, an in-house publication of the TPI. She has previously worked at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies as a Research Officer focusing on the relations between China-Tibet-India. She has published chapters in edited Volumes and presented papers at various national and international academic conferences. She has also published various commentaries and has frequently been featured as an expert panelist by various news outlets. She was also elected as the executive member of the International Seminar of Young Tibetologists.