Season 2, Episode 1: Talking with a Tibetan Exile

NOVAsia is back this 2020 Fall semester with a new season of podcasts/ interviews.

Season 2, Episode 1 features Yonsei GSIS international student Ngawang Hardy. In this episode Hardy talks about what it is like to be stateless and the struggles that she and her community face. Hardy also explains the dynamics of her community and both their adaptations to life in India while keeping their Tibetan culture alive.

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Guest: Ngawang Hardy

Host: Cherian Sangma

Cameras: Dmitriy Kim, Sara Upshur

Editor: Dmitriy Kim,

Sara Upshur

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Sara is a Masters student at Yonsei Graduate School of International Studies. She is originally from Canada and graduated from McMaster University for Communication Studies. Sara came to Korea to study due to her wish to study and learn about the world from various perspectives among other international students. She believes that to understand the world and work with those around her she needs to recognize her own biases. That applies to studying anything from historical aspects of a culture to reading lifestyle and fashion magazines.