BOARD AND Team
Founding President and Board Member
Kaydor is a nonresident senior fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub. Kaydor has held various senior leadership positions in the Central Tibetan Administration including the Washington, DC representative for the Dalai Lama, Special Advisor to the President (Sikyong) of the Central Tibetan Administration, and the Director of CTA’s Social and Resource Development Fund (SARD). He was a candidate in the 2021 Tibetan presidential (Sikyong) elections. He has a Master’s in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, Medford, USA, and a Bachelor’s in English literature from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi.
Alan is Founding President and CEO of the Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation in Washington, DC. Created in 1981, the Foundation is the private sector continuation of the 1967-1968 National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders and the 1968-1969 National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence. An appointee in the administrations of President Jimmy Carter and President Lyndon Johnson, Dr. Curtis is a social scientist, public policy advisor, evaluator, designer of inner city ventures that develop human capital, advocate, author and speaker. He has a A.B. from Harvard University, M.Sc. from the University of London and a Ph.D from the University of Pennsylvania.
Kalsang Tashi serves as the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Community Partners International (CPI) based in San Francisco, CA. CPI is a resilient non-profit with a track record in driving change in communities affected by conflict, violence, and displacement, in remote and hard-to-reach contexts such as Myanmar. Prior to CPI, Kalsang was the Associate Vice President of Programs at Give2Asia where she oversaw stewardship of individual donors, private foundations and corporations with their philanthropic giving across Asia. She currently serves on the Board of Refugee and Immigrant Transitions, a San Francisco based nonprofit. Kalsang studied economics, peace and conflict resolution at Brandeis University, MA.
Host and Moderator, Freedom Hour
Sakina Batt is a producer at Meeting Point, a leading audio visual production house and buying agency in Nepal. She directs promotional videos, does voice overs, writes scripts and copywriting for the videos in Meeting Point. Sakina worked for Tibet TV at the Central Tibetan Administration in India for four years (2017-2021) where she served as a news presenter and an interview host. She also made short documentaries for the channel, wrote scripts, conducted research, edited videos and anchored the show In Conversation with Tibet TV. Sakina has a Masters in Mass Communication from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and a bachelors from Delhi University.