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Fall 2017 World to Wyoming Fall Series with Mark Jenkins
“Tea, Trade and Tyranny: Tibet and China Over Time”

Presentations around Wyoming, September 20-October 5, 2017

Casper, Douglas, Torrington, Cheyenne, Rock Springs, a This fund shall make grants for students conducting international research. Preference will be given to outstanding undergraduate applications, but graduate students will also be considered. Preference will be given to research concerning sustainable development and natural resources which can include agriculture, policy and governance, environment and natural resources, applied economics, and rural and community development research topics. nd Lander

Tibet and China have had a complex relationship for 1500 years. Wars have been fought, treaties signed, then ignored in the next conquest. But there was always trade. In this presentation, National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins takes us on a journey down the forgotten Tea Horse Road. For almost 1000 years there was a stone-paved road that connected Ya’an, the tea-growing capital of Sichuan province, with Lhasa, the 12,000-foot high capital of Tibet. Tea was essential to daily life in Tibet, and China’s feudal kingdoms needed war horses. For centuries China and Tibet were on equal footing, but the ascendency of China in the second half of the 20th century has devastated Tibet and Tibetan culture. With National Geographic images, Jenkins reveals the modern lives of the Tibetans, and the Chinese, and the geopolitics that have always connected them.

- Wednesday, September 20 in Casper at the Casper College Wheeler Concert Hall @ 7 p.m.
- Thursday, September 21 in Douglas at Eastern Wyoming College-Douglas campus @ 6 p.m.
- Friday, September 22 in Torrington at the Eastern Wyoming Fine Arts Auditorium @ 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 27 in Cheyenne at the Laramie County Library Cottonwood Room @ 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 4 in Rock Springs at Western Wyoming College Room 1302 @ 7 p.m.
- Thursday, October 5 at Lander Valley High School @ 6:30 p.m. 
A critically acclaimed author and internationally recognized journalist, Jenkins covers geopolitics, the environment and adventure for National Geographic. Jenkins’ writing has won numerous awards, including the Overseas Press Club Ross Award for “The Healing Fields” story about landmines in Cambodia and a National Magazine Award for photojournalism with colleague Brint Stirton, for “Who Murdered The Mountain Gorillas” – both of which were the focus of previous World to Wyoming tours around Wyoming. Jenkins’ is the author of four books and his work has appeared in dozens of national and international magazines. He is a writer in residence and senior fellow with the Center for Global Studies. He has his BA in Philosophy and MS in Geography from the University of Wyoming.
For more information please contact Dr. Jean Garrison, Director of the Center for Global Studies at 307-766-6119 or

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