“Twenty Days in the Tibetan Region of Kham” will be discussed by Andy Vogel, coordinator, international student recruitment and retention, international programs office, at the Brown Bag International Lecture at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the International House, Washburn University. The event is open to the public. The international programs office sponsors the series.
Vogel will discuss his 20 day trip to the Tibetan region of Kham in Western Sichuan in the summer of 2011 with his wife, Qiu Ju. During the trip they hitch-hiked into a restricted area and climbed into the mountains for two days to visit a Tibetan monastery living with over 400 female monks, of which, Andy was the first foreigner to visit. Following Andy’s presentation, he will connect via Skype with Kristopher Rubesh, featured on the cover of USA Today and owner of the Zhilam Hostel, for a short presentation and question and answer session. Time permitting there also will be a short question and answer session with Dunzhuluobu, Washburn's first Tibetan student.
Andrew Vogel, international programs, 785-670-1051
Amanda Hughes, university relations, 785-670-2153