The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, has withdrawn from active politics.
Lobsang Sangay was recently elected to head the Tibetan exile movement and must now lead his people's struggle for greater autonomy from Beijing. He has an impressive record as a scholar in the United States, but he has never actually set foot inside Tibet.
Hardtalk's Stephen Sackur asked him whether Tibetan unity will fracture as the leadership passes to a new generation?
You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Monday 23 May 2011 at 0330, 0830, 1530 and 2030 GMT and on BBC News Channel on 23 May at 0430 and 24 May at 0030 BST.
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