Pema Tsewang Shastri, a former Fulbright scholar at Harvard University, has served as the chairman of the board of directors for the Tibetan Association of Boston; in various capacities-as principal, headmaster, and teacher of Tibetan language, literature, and history-at schools in the Tibetan Children's Village in Dharamsala, India; and as principal and administrator at the Institute for Buddhist Dialectics Dolmaling, also in Dharamsala. He has published many books in Tibetan, including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, and translations of works by Dr. Gene Sharp and Charles Dickens. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with his family.
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