Happening in the World: Lobsang Sangay, President of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), met with the White House earlier this week in a move that could exacerbate US-China tensions while signaling stronger US-Tibet ties. The CTA currently operates in exile within India. (NBC News)

Happening in the US:  Trump’s lawsuits in Georgia attempting to overturn 2020 election results have fallen by the wayside, severely restricting any possibility of electoral victory. Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Nevada are expected to certify election results next week; Arizona and Wisconsin are expected to certify election results the week after. (The Guardian)

Happening in NYC:  New reports estimate that only 35,000 K-12 students plan to return to in-person instruction whenever New York schools reopen. City schools have closed this week with no given reopening date. Whenever opening happens, there will be a rough 335,000-student cap, out of the nearly 1.1. Million schoolchildren in New York. Currently, there are also about 60,000 requests from families who have requested remote-learning devices that have gone unfilled. (New York Times)

Happening in Our Community:  Columbia, in conjunction with the Russian American Cultural Center, will be meeting to discuss the launch of They Will Understand Us in 100 Years. Lazar Khidekel. The book is about the legacy of Lazar Khidekel, a Belarusian artist and architect, and explores Belarusian heritage. (Registration here)

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