What the killing of George Floyd means to me

The death of George Floyd

June 2, 2020    By: Matteo Mecacci

A few days ago, like everyone living in America, I saw the images of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and I shared my thoughts about that tragedy on my personal Facebook page. Today, I want to share those thoughts with all of you who support ICT.

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China gives the game away

After seeing all hell broke loose over an NBA executive’s mundane tweet about Hong Kong, we should be asking ourselves whether we can still isolate sports—or any part of our shared public life—from the tentacles of China’s asphyxiating censors.

Gandhi and Tibet

Today, Oct. 2, 2019, the world marks 150 years since Mahatma Gandhi was born. But for those of us in the Tibet movement, it’s perhaps more important to remember when he died.

Dalai Lama and Valerie Jarrett

On Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett’s memoir, and how the Dalai Lama “changed her life”

One of the benefits of my work in Washington, D.C. has been the opportunity to meet a wide section of policy makers and public figures in the course of accompanying Mr. Lodi Gyari, the Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (and Executive Chairman of ICT Board), for meetings. One such Mr. Gyari would meet during the Obama Administration was Mrs. Valerie Jarrett. Her official title was “senior adviser to President,” but it was no secret that she was more than that. She was a friend and confidante to the Obama family. Her views and gestures showed that she had deep reverence for His...