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"As long as human rights are violated, there can be no foundation for peace. How can peace grow where speaking the truth is itself a crime?"

Professor to Discuss Tibet, Identity and Human Rights

March 12, 2008

UNCG University News, NC

GREENSBORO, N.C. March 10 –Dr. Alexandra Schultheis, assistant
professor in the department of English and recipient of the Linda
Arnold Carlisle Faculty Research grant, will give presentations
relating to her research on Wednesday, March 19 and Thursday, March

Schultheis, whose research focuses on human rights narratives of
contemporary Tibet, will introduce the film "Windhorse." The film
depicts the story of three young Tibetans trying to resist the erasure
of their culture by the Chinese government.

"Windhorse" will be shown at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, in the
Multicultural Resource Center in Elliott University Center. A
discussion will follow the film.

On Thursday, March 20, Schultheis will present her current research
project, "Songs and Sentences of the Drapchi 14." Her research
examines the imprisonment of 14 Tibetan Buddhist nuns whose sentences
were extended for recording songs advocating Tibetan independence and
support of the Dalai Lama. The lecture will take place at 3:30 p.m. in
the Kirkland Room in EUC.
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