Dr. Tenzin Dorjee Appointed U.S. Commission On International Religious Freedom Commissioner

Dr. Tenzin Dorjee has been appointed to the Commissioner of U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). The announcement of the appointed came through an immediate press release on the website of the Commission in 8th December, 2016.

According to the press release, the appointed has been made according to the recommendation of recently re-elected House of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

“At the recommendation of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Dr. Tenzin Dorjee was appointed to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on December 8, 2016.” said the press release.

“USCIRF welcomes Dr. Tenzin Dorjee as our newest Commissioner,” said USCIRF Chair Rev. Thomas J. Reese, S.J.  “He will be a great asset to our Commission as we work to fulfill our mandate of highlighting serious threats to religious freedom throughout the world and making policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress on behalf of the cherished right of freedom of religion or belief and its fuller integration into U.S. foreign policy.”

Tenzin Dorjee (Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB) is an Associate Professor at the Department of Human Communication Studies, California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). His primary teaching and research interests are in intergroup, intercultural, intergenerational communication, identity issues, peace building and conflict resolution. At CSUF campus, he has received several faculty recognition awards for outstanding achievements in teaching, research, and community service.

In addition to his regular involvement with Tibetan institutions and organisations on voluntary basis of services, he He worked as a translator at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, India, for over 13 years.

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