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How Personal Narratives Shape Global Conversations

Join author Amy Yee as she uses her work across continents as a lens to reveal how individual perspectives can reshape our world.
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Amy Yee
Amy Yee
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About This Event

Join us as we explore the power of personal narratives to shape meaningful dialogue on a global stage with award-winning US journalist Amy Yee, author of “Far from the Rooftop of the World.” This event will draw inspiration from Yee's beautifully observed nonfiction narrative and travelogue, which documents the lives of Tibetan refugees and exiles in India, Australia, Belgium, and New York while offering fresh insights into the complex relationships between Tibet and China. Yee's book focuses on the extraordinary stories of ordinary Tibetans, individuals navigating between worlds and multiple identities while preserving their culture in the face of exile and forced migration. Yee will shed light on how diverse personal perspectives – including her own as a Chinese-American woman - can lead to more comprehensive and empathetic discussions of complex global issues, as well as offer an opportunity to understand the interconnectedness of our world through intimate stories and firsthand experiences.

There will be a book signing following the commencement of the program. Copies of "Far from the Rooftop of the World" are available through the Council's local partner, The Book Cellar.

About the Speakers
Amy Yee
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Amy Yee is an award-winning journalist, recently with Bloomberg/CityLab in Chicago and previously as a Financial Times correspondent in New York and India. She has also written for the New York Times, The Economist, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and 30+ outlets. She has won three awards from the United Nations Correspondents Association and four from the South Asian Journalists Association, among others.
A headshot of Amy Yee.