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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Future Connector: Namgyal Lhagyari

June 24th, 2010
05:08 PM ET

Born and raised in India, Namgyal Wangchuk Trichen Lhagyari is the only direct descendent of the first Dharma king of Tibet, who was crowned in 617 AD.

Namgyal Lhagyari is your Connector of the Day.

Namgyal Lhagyari is your Connector of the Day.

As part of the Tibetan royal family, the 17-year-old has spent all his life in exile.

In June 2004, Namgyal was coronated during a ceremony presided over by Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.

He is celebrated for being the descendant of the great Kings of Tibet.

Namgyal has just finished his high-school education and is about to head for a university in the United States.

However, before he furthered his education, Namgyal wanted to tell the story of the Tibetan people through their eyes.

As a result he has been working alongside the BYkids non-profit organization – which aims to match the world’s youth with experienced filmmakers to cover globally relevant issues.

It has led to the production of "My Country Tibet,” a new documentary in which Namgyal, who conducted his own interviews, speaks with Tibetans about how they live their lives and balance their religion with their sense of identity.

World Cup Postcards: England v Slovenia

June 24th, 2010
10:43 AM ET