Laurent Pordié

2000 Laureate, Science & Health
France, Born 1971

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Research prize for Laurent Pordié

March 27, 2014

One of Europe’s leading scientific research institutes has awarded a Prize for Scientific Excellence to French anthropologist and ethno-pharmacologist Laurent Pordié, who won a Rolex Award in 2000. Dr Pordié won the prize for his “exceptional contribution to research”. The prize, established to recognize the...

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New book explores globalization of traditional medicine

August 15, 2013

Fifteen years ago French anthropologist and pharmacologist, Laurent Pordié, set out to promote the use of Tibetan medicine in Ladakh, a remote region that borders on Tibet. “The people had nothing else,” he says. “And there was this system on their doorstep, using local plants.” Based on...

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Vital role for ancient medicine

December 20, 2012

High in the Himalayas, and nestled between Tibet to the east and Kashmir to the west, lies the region of Ladakh, home to the ancient Amchi system of Tibetan medicine. In the late 1990s, this branch of traditional medicine, which had for many centuries healed Ladakhis...

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Chinese Policemen Arrest Doctor in Mongolia

October 27, 2009

The series of posts issuing from the news is solely intended to gather media data, to be used as objects of study and regular source of information on contemporary Tibetan medicine. The information presented therein may not represent the opinion of Laurent Pordié. Article originally...

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The ancient Tibetan “science of healing” gets official recognition in India

October 8, 2009

For the practitioners of Tibetan medicine in India, the 10 September 2009 will remain a historical date. The Union Cabinet of India gave official recognition to “Sowa-Rigpa”, the ancient Tibetan "science of Healing", by approving the amendment of the Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970....

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Laurent Pordié wins the Colleague Choice Award of the ICAS Book Prize 2009

October 8, 2009

Laurent Pordié has recently been awarded the Colleague Choice Award of the ICAS Book Prize bestowed biannually by the International Convention of Asian Scholars, Leiden. The ICAS Book Prize honours the best academic books in Asian studies, after a global competition including dozens of...

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The Ladakh Project as ‘Good Practice’ for the Convention on Biological Diversity

October 8, 2009

The project conducted by the organizations Nomad RSI and Ladakh Society for Traditional Medicines on the conservation of Medicinal Plants in Ladakh, Himalayan India, was chosen in 2009 as an example of good practice for meeting the Target 13 (Practices and Innovations in Healthcare) of...

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On the globalization of Asian medicine (DVD)

September 8, 2009

Les médecines d’Asie aujourd’hui Directed by Momoko Seto (Réseau Asie - CNRS/IMASIE) - 2008, 88 min (French). Trailer (3’22")[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwREn3uqg4Y[/youtube] Over the course of history, various types of medical knowledge have crossed cultures and political borders and been grafted on to diverse therapies, some of which have...

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Project on Tibetan Medicine presented as “Good practice” by the High Council for International Cooperation

February 8, 2009

The project laureate of the 2000 Rolex Awards is presented as an example of “Good practice” in sustainable health in the latest report of the High Council for International Cooperation (HCCI) of the French Republic (2006), pertaining to Sustainable Development and International Solidarity. Dowload the...

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