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 Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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 the Oxford Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion, the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, the Washington Post, the Journal of Democracy, China Brief (Jamestown Foundation), and Asia Unbound (Council on Foreign Relations). He was the inaugural Stephanie G. Neuman Fellow (2021-2022) at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies and is a recipient of the Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (2023-2024) from the Institute for Citizens and Scholars.