Mr. Thubten Samphel is the Director of the Tibet Policy Institute.

He was the Secretary of the Department of Information and International Relations from 1999-2012 and also served as the spokesperson for the Central Tibetan Administration.

He completed his high school from Dr. Graham’s Home, Kalimpong. He studied B.A and M.A in History from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. He was among the first group of Tibetan Fulbright Scholarship to study in the United States and earned a degree in Journalism from Columbia University, New York.

He was a member of the last fact-finding mission to visit in Tibet in 1985.

He has written extensively on Tibet in Indian and international newspapers and journals.

He is the author of ‘Falling Through the Roof’, a work of fiction and co-author of the Dalai Lamas of Tibet.