The Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD) has a research theme on Post-colonial politics, development and emerging powers. In addition to other issues, this investigates how religion, history, territoriality, political economy, militarization, democratisation and resistance have contributed to volatile politics that disconnects states and people. There is an explicit focus on engagement with communities and the need to impact upon public debates around these contentious subjects.
Tibet is one such issue. Building on previous engagements of CSD with Tibet through academic and non-academic events, this conference brings together scholars from different parts of the world to present their research on contemporary Tibet.