Tenzin (Tendor) Dorjee

Tenzin (Tendor) Dorjee


Religious Routes to Conflict Mitigation: Buddhism, Nationalism, and Radicalization in the Sino-Tibetan Conflict

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Tenzin Dorjee is a doctoral candidate in the political science department at Columbia University, working in the international relations and comparative politics subfields. His research examines the influence of religious beliefs on political preferences and conflict behavior, and the links between transnational repression and political participation. He received his B.A. in international relations from Brown University and his M.A. in political science from Columbia University. Before joining the PhD program, he worked at the National Endowment for Democracy, Students for a Free Tibet, and Tibet Action Institute. His research and writings have been published by Foreign AffairsOxford Encyclopedia of Politics and ReligionJournal of DemocracyMigration Information SourceWashington PostChina Brief, and the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. He was the inaugural Stephanie G. Neuman Fellow (2021-2022) at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies and is a Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow (2023-2024) with the Institute for Citizens and Scholars.