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"On my part, I remain committed to the process of dialogue. It is my firm belief that dialogue and a willingness to look with honesty and clarity at the reality of Tibet can lead us to a viable solution."

Book Release: "Freeing Tibet: 50 Years of Struggle, Resilience and Hope"

April 8, 2009

Heritage Foundation (USA)
April 7, 2009

Date:  April 20, 2009
Time:  12:00 noon

John B. and Elizabeth A. Roberts. Authors

John Edward Hilboldt
Director, Lectures and Seminars,
The Heritage Foundation


In March 1959, in a national uprising that cost
more than 85,000 Tibetans their lives, a
23-year-old Tibetan youth named Tenzin Gyatso
burst onto the world stage.  Fleeing his native
country to govern in exile from India, the Dalai
Lama would go on to become one of the great
leaders of our time.  Then, in March 2008, the
diplomat, icon, and winner of the 1989 Nobel
Peace Prize was blamed for inciting violence in
Tibet’s traditional capital of Lhasa.  2009 marks
the 50th Anniversary of the Dalai Lama’s rule in
exile.  The situation in Tibet has become more
volatile than ever.  Now, China must decide if it
will give Tibet the right to govern itself and
what the consequences will be for its economy and
its place on the world stage.  Freeing Tibet is
the heroic story of Tibet’s arduous struggle to keep freedom alive.

 From the national uprising in 1959, the rise of
the Tibetan freedom fighters, the aftereffects of
Nixon’s historic visit to China, to preparations
for the Dalai Lama’s successor – this seminal
history by former Reagan strategist John B.
Roberts and journalist Elizabeth A. Roberts
offers an insider’s view of the 50-year struggle
for autonomy.  Based on interviews with CIA and
political insiders, the text gives readers a new
understanding of a conflict that continues to fascinate the world.

John B. Roberts II is a consulting producer for
The McLaughlin Group and has been featured on
NBC’s Dateline and in The New York Times, The
Washington Times, The Washington Post, and USA
Today.  Elizabeth A. Roberts is a professional
writer and editor who has worked for The
McLaughlin Group, The Cook Political Report, and
Edelman Public Relations Worldwide.  An expert
Blogger for and,
Roberts has been published in the Washington
Post, Oxford Today, Roll Call, and Best Bets
Washington, D.C.  She is the author of Living with IBD & IBS.

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