Kasur Tashi Wangdi

April 15, 1947: Born in Sangag Choeling, Tibet

1959: Escaped to India with parents, 4 brothers and a sister

1959: Selected amongst the first batch of 25 students from the main refugee camp at Missamari, Assam to attend the first school for Tibetan refugee children set up by His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Mussoorie

1961: Selected and received scholarship along with three other students to attend Wynberg Allen, a local private boarding school in Mussoorie

1966: Joined the service of the exile Tibetan Administration after graduating from Wynberg Allen

1966-1968: Served in the Council for Home affairs and also in the Council for Education of the Tibetan Administration as an English translator

1968: Obtained a British Council scholarship through a British refugee organisation, Ochenden Venture, for further study in Britain

1968-1969: Attended Abington Further Education College

1970-1973: B.A. (Honours) in Political Science and Sociology at Durham University

1974: Returned to India to join the Tibetan Administration

1974-1975: Worked as a Junior Officer in the Home Department of the Tibetan Administration, Dharamsala

1976-1977: Transferred as the Acting Secretary, Bureau of H.H.the Dalai Lama, New Delhi

1977-1978: Promoted to Secretary, Bureau of H.H.the Dalai Lama, New Delhi

1979-1981: Appointed as the Acting Representative of H.H.the Dalai Lama in New Delhi

1981: Promoted as the Official Representative in New Delhi

1983: Appointed by H.H.the Dalai Lama as a Cabinet Minister in addition to being the Representative in New Delhi

1983-1986: Served as the Cabinet Minister in charge of the following Departments at the headquarters in Dharamsala while continuing to act as the Representative in New Delhi: Department of Information & International Relations, Department of Security, Department of Home

1986-1987: Left the post of Representative in New Delhi to look after political affairs in Delhi as a Cabinet Minister without portfolio

1987-1990: Reappointed as the Representative in New Delhi and head of the following Departments as a Cabinet Minister: Department of Education, Department of Information & International Relations

1988: Appointed by H.H.the Dalai Lama as the head of the official team for negotiations with the Government of the People’s Republic of China

1990-1991: Resigned from the post of Cabinet Minister and continued to serve as the Representative in New Delhi

1992: Appointed by H.H.the Dalai Lama once again as the Cabinet Minister for Information & International Relations, shifted to Dharamsala

1992-1993: Held post of both the Department of Information & International Relations and of the Department of Security

1993-1994: Relinquished the post of the Department of Security and continued to hold the post of Minister of Information & International Relations

1994-1995: Given charge of the Department of Health as well as the Bureau of H.H.the Dalai Lama in New Delhi as the Representative

1996-1999: Minister in charge of Information & International Relations

1999-2001: Minister in charge of Religion and Culture

2002: Relinquished the post of Minister after serving the maximum permissible of two consecutive terms as per the Charter of the exile Tibetan Administration

2002: Appointed as the Representative of H.H. the Dalai Lama in New Delhi

2004: Made a member of the Task Force for negotiations with the Government of the People’s Republic of China

2005: Appointed as H.H. the Dalai Lama’s Representative to the Americas based in New York

January 2009: Transferred to Brussels as the Representative of H.H. the Dalai Lama for Western Europe, Maghreb and EU institutions