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Palden Gyal

Palden Gyal was born in Tibet. He escaped to India when he was eleven years old through the Himalayas with his brother where he went to high school. After receiving a scholarship, he attended Red Cross Nordic United World College in Norway for two years before coming to the States as a University Scholar at Duke university for undergraduate studies. He is currently a junior at Duke, majoring in philosophy and political science. Palden writes poems, op-eds and articles on various topics of his interest from philosophy to political issues of the Sino-Tibetan conflict.