2015 Summer Research Series: Tibetan Refugees in Nepal

This summer, Duke undergrad Rinzin Dorjee will be traveling to Kathmandu, Nepal to document the plight of Tibetan refugees through a short documentary and a collection of 100 portraits for a video and photo exhibition. The project’s ultimate goal is to create global awareness about the challenges of displaced Tibetan refugees, and to understand the dynamics of resettlement in the wake of the Nepali government’s minimal support. Rinzin will be spend the latter part of the summer doing a project with refugees in Paris and traveling in Europe.

Rinzin Dorjee is a rising junior, studying International Comparative Studies (Europe), Italian Studies (French and Italian), and Markets and Management Studies.