With COVID-19 continuing to make in-person gatherings impossible, ICT turned its Tibetan Youth Leadership Program into a virtual event featuring a discussion between McGovern, Brownback and young Tibetan Americans. The program streamed live as part of Tibet Talks, ICT’s new online discussion series launched during the pandemic.

During the event, McGovern told the youths their advocacy was making a difference, and that he expected the TPSA to pass before the end of 2020. “I am very hopeful that we will get this through the entire process this year,” he said. Brownback added that the State Department viewed Tibet legislation as “very helpful.”