Birgit van de Wijer
About the Author:
Birgit van de Wijer was born in Holland in 1960. She has an MA in Archaeology and a BA in Oriental Studies at the Catholic University Leuven (KU Leuven). She also has a degree in Marketing & Advertising at the Ecole de Commerce Solvay in Brussels. Her former works include (self-published, May 2006) and Escape to Freedom: The Dangerous Trek of Tibetan Youth (Paljor Publications). She lectures in Belgium on the subject of her first book Child Exodus from Tibet and carries out educational workshops on Tibet in primary and secondary schools in Belgium.She has made several keynote speeches on the situation in Tibet including a speech for the Tibet Intergroup of the European Parliament (Strasbourg, April 2007) and the Tibet Support Group.