About the Authors
The Tibetans: A Struggle to Survive

Steve Lehman has covered Tibet for Newsweek, National Geographic, Time, and a host of other international magazines. He broke the story of Tibetan unrest in both 1987 and 1989 with images that appeared on the front page of nearly every major newspaper in the world, including the New York Times and The Washington Post. Lehman has won awards for his work in Rwanda and Burma and, in 1998, received First Place in the National Press Photographer's Association "Pictures of the Year" for his coverage in China. Lehman's photographs have been widely exhibited in such venues as the United States Capitol Building, Visa Pour L'Image in Perpignan, France, the Houston Center of Photography, and most recently the Freedom Forum's Newseum.

Robert Coles is the James Agee Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard University and a renowned child psychiatrist. Also an essayist and poet, his books include the multivolume series, The Inner Lives of Children and Children in Crisis (for which Coles won the Pulitzer Prize). He is a founding member of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and the editor of the documentary magazine DoubleTake. Coles was awarded the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, by President Clinton in January 1998.

Robbie Barnett is a London-based journalist and researcher specializing in the contemporary situation in Tibet. In 1987, he founded the Tibet Information Network (TIN), an independent news and research organization. He has written for The Guardian, The Independent, The Observer, The South China Morning Post and various other publications. In addition to his numerous magazine and newspaper articles, Barnett is the author of a groundbreaking study of Tibet, Cutting off the Serpent's Head: Tightening Control in Tibet 1994-1995, co-published with Human Rights Watch in 1996. He is frequently a commentator on Tibetan affairs for the BBC World Service, Deutsche Welle, and Radio Netherlands.

 

 

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