Senge Sering

Special guest

Mr. Senge Sering is a researcher and human rights advocate. He was born in Pakistan-occupied- Gilgit-Baltistan. He writes about the sufferings of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan and raised these issues regularly at international fora. He has worked extensively on revival of linguistic identity of the region and its cultural linkages with Tibet and India.

Mr. Sering completed his engineering degree from the University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan, and Masters in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia, England. Some of his previous engagements include working with Hira Industries, Aga Khan Foundation, and Baltistan Cultural Foundation. In 2009, he was selected as a visiting fellow to the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. His occasional paper titled “Expansion of the Karakoram Corridor: Implications and Prospects” offers an in-depth analysis about the on-going Chinese projects in Gilgit Baltistan.

Currently, Mr. Sering is running the Washington DC based Institute for Gilgit Baltistan Studies, which has a firm commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights in Gilgit Baltistan and holds conferences to disseminate information on local autonomy and democracy, extremism and terrorism, demilitarization and cross-border trade, environmental sustainability and preservation of indigenous culture. Since inception in 2010, the Institute has established partnerships in the United Nations, the US Congress, the British and the European Parliaments as well as think tanks and academic institutions.

Senge Sering has been a guest on 1 episode.